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SEXUAL HEALTH

Teens overwhelmingly agree that parents are the biggest influence in sexual decision making.  Have open, honest, age appropriate conversations with your teen about love, sex and relationships.  Support your teen today by connecting!

Providers

Sexual Health Care

Ages:

All Ages


OVERVIEW

Spartanburg offers adolescent friendly health care services that include immunizations, free condoms, contraception counseling, free or low-cost birth control—including low or no maintenance options, and STI & HIV testing.  Regardless of age, your teen has a right to sexual health care that is confidential.

LOCATIONS:

Department of Health and Environmental Control: 

  • The Point at Tobias: 154 George Washington Carver Drive. (For appointments contact: 864-381-5619 or 855-472-3432)

  • The Point at Main: 151 East Wood Street

ReGenesis Health Care 

  • 750 Church Street. (For appointments visit their website or call the appointment line 864-582-2411)

Piedmont Care

  • 101 North Pine Street Suite 200 (Wells Fargo Building). For HIV Testing appointments call (864) 582-7773 or (866) 454-7773

Free Condoms

Sexual Assault Reporting

Ages:

All Ages


OVERVIEW

Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition provides a 24-hour hotline for domestic and sexual assault survivors seeking support, resources, hospital accompaniment, and/or shelter.

24-hour services are available to anyone who has been affected by domestic or sexual violence. SHRCC counsels those who need immediate assistance, are working to heal, friends or family of victims and survivors as well as anyone in the community who has questions about these issues.

Your safety is our priority, so all phone calls are completely confidential and our advocates are specially trained to offer support. You can reach our hotline 24/7/365 days and are free of charge.

CONTACT

The hotline can be reached locally by calling (864) 583-9803

Visit their website for more information.

Community Health Worker

Ages:

16 +


OVERVIEW

Teens can meet one-on-one with a trained Community Health Worker to navigate sexual health services and resources for love, sex and healthy relationships.

CONTACT

Group Based Education

Ages:

13 - 19


OVERVIEW

Spartanburg offers a variety of group-based programming for teens of all ages. In these groups teens will learn about peer pressure, communication skills, responsible decision-making, and the risks of unhealthy relationships all in an age-appropriate manner.  Trained in high quality adolescent services, your teen is in great hands with the health educators of Spartanburg. 

IMatter offers programs for 13 years and older

Email Chelle Jones or Call (864) 497-0785

Seventeen Days

Ages:

16 - 19


OVERVIEW

Connect offers an online program for ladies in Spartanburg! This online program walks your daughter through the story of Jessica and one of her friends. Teens will learn about the risks of unhealthy decision-making, how to communicate effectively, and how to be empowered to take charge of their health and decisions. 

CONTACT

  • Text "Seventeen Days" to 31996 to sign-up for the program.

Resources

Start the Conversation

Free, helpful resources for all parents on how to talk to their teen about sex, love and relationships in an age-appropriate way. 

 

Puberty

Listen to a 12-minute podcast that discusses how parents can do a better job talking with their kids about body changes and sexual health.

 

One-on-One Relationships with Healthcare Providers

Learn how to help your teen build a trusting relationship by allowing one-on-one time with their healthcare provider. 

 

Parents of LGBTQI Teens

Ten tips for parents of a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered child. 

 

Human Trafficking 

Call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

Connect human trafficking victims and survivors to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking.

 

Going Beyond "the Talk"

This fact sheet offers practical actions for parents to engage positively with your teen and have meaningful conversations about sex. 

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