Chicago Healthy Adolescents & Teens

We know that many Chicago teens have a lot going on in their lives.  CHAT is here to support you by providing information, local resources, and more so you can choose what is best for your body and your life…We are here for you, and we’re in this together.

COVID-19

COVID is not a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) but COVID can spread while engaging in sexual activity because of close contact with another person. Follow all COVID guidelines set by CDPH when considering if you should have sex. To learn more about COVID, how to protect yourself from COVID, and practicing safe sex during the COVID pandemic, click here, here, and here. 

Abortion

Abortion is legal in Illinois. If you are under 18 years old and need an abortion in Illinois, you do not need to notify or get permission for a parent or legal guardian. Learn more here. 

Monkeypox

Anyone can get infected with Monkeypox. Monkeypox is not a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), but it can spread in many ways, including during sexual activity because of close contact. To learn more about Monkeypox, click here 

No matter your age, gender identity, or sexual orientation, you have rights that deserve to be respected. Know your rights when it comes to your body, your health, and your choices.

If you’re sexually active, or think you might be soon, there’s a lot to consider. Learn about pregnancy, birth control, & your pregnancy options. 

 

Everyone deserves to be safe and treated with respect. Learn about the differences between safe & unsafe relationships, consent, & sexual assault.

 

Resources for suicide prevention, sexual assault, & homelessness. Links to local clinics for STI testing & treatment, birth control, or prenatal care.