Sex and Your Body Read the article and discuss major issues What’s “normal”? Pressure Media Hormones Parents Morality consequences
Pressure situations Write about a pressure situation you have personally encountered, or one you have heard about. What made the situation difficult? Was someone exploited? How? How can this type of situation be handled or avoided?
Acquaintance rape HOMEWORK: Read the article then answer the questions on the following pages.
Abstinence Read the information sheet. Advantages of abstinence Issues with abstinence Things to consider Decision-making, maturity
Birth control methods Poster walk-around activity Method Cost What is it Effectiveness Strong points Weak points Health concerns
Birth control review Things to remember: Availability Cost Effectiveness Life-style Acceptable to both partners Medically safe Reversibility Directions easy to follow
Important points to remember about human reproduction Most women ovulate on the 14th or 15th day of a 23-day cycle but many ovulate at any time and sometimes more than once. When sperm is deposited in the birth canal they reach the cervix within 90 seconds. Human sperm live up to 5-7 days in the female reproductive tract. Human eggs live 12-24 hours in the reproductive tract
So… Conception is very likely to occur even if intercourse takes place 3-5 days before or 1-2 days after ovulation. Pregnancy CAN result any time of the month.
Methods that are free Abstinence Rhythm (calendar, temperture, cervical mucus)
Methods that cost money but don’t require an appointment with a doctor or clinic Foams Jellies or creams Foam suppositories Condoms sponge
Methods which require a clinic or doctor visit Pill IUD Diaphragm Sterilization: vasectomy or tubal ligation
TEEN PREGNANCY FACTS * One-third of young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 – about 820,000 a year. * The U.S. has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the industrialized world.
* Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually. * Two-thirds of sexually experienced teens—both boys and girls—wish they had waited. * Eight of ten teen fathers do not marry the teen mothers of their children. * Two thirds of teen mothers never finish high school. Teen mothers are more likely to end up on welfare than are women who have children later.
* Everybody is NOT doing it. The proportion of high school teens who have had sex declined 14% between 1991 and 2003. Currently slightly less than half of high school teens say they have had sex. * Most teens (87%) say that it would be much easier for them to delay sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy if they had more open, honest conversations about sex with their parents.