FAQs: General Information and Questions

Can you tell me more about PSS?

Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a Christian non-profit offering help and hope to women considering their choices in unplanned pregnancies and to youth navigating their choices in healthy relationships. All of our services are free and confidential including pregnancy testing, accurate education on all choices, limited first trimester ultrasounds, after abortion support, healthy relationship education, and STD Testing monthly through the Durham County Health Department. If you or someone you know is in need of these services, call us at 919-490-0203. You can also find our website at http://www.pregnancysupportservices.org.

What do I do if I think I am pregnant, or a friend is and doesn’t know what to do?

PSS offers help and hope to those who are considering their choices in the event of an unplanned pregnancy. Everything that we do is free and confidential. We offer free pregnancy testing, education on options, and free first trimester ultrasounds. Please call us at 919-490-0203 for an appointment. You are more than welcome to bring a friend.

Does this information apply to only male and female relationships?

The information and research in the presentation apply to all types of relationships. The presentation is intended to promote healthy relationships in all areas of an individual’s life. Healthy relationships and information regarding them are important regardless of your sexual orientation. Unhealthy and abusive relationships can occur within families, friendships, and romantic relationships.

If I am under 18 (minor), and send or receive a nude/sexually explicit picture of myself or another individual that is also under 18, then is it still considered a felony act of child pornography?

Yes. Regardless of if you are an individual are under 18, if you take a nude photo, download, or send a nude photo of someone that is under 18—you can be convicted to the full extent of the law regarding child pornography.

More information:

https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-child-pornography

http://famm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FS-Intro-to-Child-Porn-8.22.13-fixed.pdf

Why is the amount of time you spend on social media important?

What you expose yourself to can affect your decision making and what you think is normal and acceptable in your life. It is healthy to have a balance. Studies from the University of Salford in the UK and The University of Pittsburgh/Columbia Business School show that the more time spent on social media, the lower an individual’s self- esteem.

If you find yourself spending too much time on social media, or others tell you that you are, a practical tip would be to limit the types of notifications you get on your phone, and only check it at certain times of the day.

(Commentary on Studies sourced from Soltero, Alvaro J. “The Relationship Between Social Media and Self-worth.” Weblog post. The Social U. Web.)

How do you get out of a bad situation?

Call for help–call a trusted parent, friend, or 911.

Where can I find more information?

Much of the information for the Healthy Relationships presentation is taken from the American Psychological Association and different research journals.

Another resource used is the Center for Disease Control’s website for statistics on STDs/STIs.

The PSS website has a list of resources used that can be found here: http://www.pregnancysupportservices.org/healthy-relationships-presentation.php

Other resources:

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