Presentation on theme: "Learning About Sexually Transmitted Diseases"— Presentation transcript:
1 Learning About Sexually Transmitted Diseases Family Life EducationLearning AboutSexuallyTransmitted DiseasesLesson 5
2 PurposeThis lesson will give you information on transmission, symptoms and prevention of the most common STDs.
3 Summary Please remember: STDs are transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected partner.ABSTINENCE provides 100% protection.You can use refusal skills to avoid risky behavior.
4 Introduce STDs “What is an STD?” Sexually transmitted Spread through unprotected sexual contact with and infected partnerCan be easily transmittedMost people with an STD do not have visible symptomsSTDs can be prevented
5 Bacterial STDs Caused by bacteria and are curable Treatable but repeatableIncludes:ChlamydiaGonorrheaSyphilis
6 Viral STDs Caused by viruses and are not curable Medication can reduce or eliminate symptoms, but virus remains in bodyIncludes:Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
7 TransmissionSTDs can be transmitted through direct contact with a sore/lesion or an exchange of semen, blood or vaginal fluid:Mouth to penis/vagina/rectumPenis to mouth/vagina/rectumGenital to genital without penetrationShared needles for non-sexual transmission
8 Consider the RiskWith a partner complete “Consider the Risk” worksheet.Determine whether each behavior has No Risk, Some Risk, or High Risk for transmitting STDs.You should be able to explain your answers.
9 Consider the Risk BEHAVIOR NO RISK SOME RISK HIGH RISK Ear piercing with sterilized equipmentHolding handsKissing on the mouthHaving sexHuggingGetting a dog or insect biteGiving first aidSharing a needle
10 Indirect Transmission Behaviors that do not lead to direct transmission, but can lead to high-risk behaviors are:Spending time alone with your partnerGoing to an unchaperoned partyHanging out with older friendsUsing drugs or alcohol