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Enjoy a Safe Swim During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week and All Summer Long

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season are just around the corner, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to practice safe swim habits so they can make the most of their time with loved ones. This week, May 22-28, is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and the department reminds you that taking simple precautions can help maximize the health benefits and fun of swimming.

Teen pregnancy rates are at an all time low in the U.S., but Citrus County has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than both Florida and the U.S. Many teens today are choosing not to engage in sexual activity, but for those who do it's critical to have information and resources to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and STIs. Long-acting birth control methods like IUDs and implants are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and are safe to use at any stage of life. Make an appointment with our Family Planning Program today to learn more about highly effective birth control methods and STI protection.

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