Presentation on theme: "G9, Demonstrate skills related to safe and effective use of methods to prevent STDs."— Presentation transcript:
G9, Demonstrate skills related to safe and effective use of methods to prevent STDs.
Explain why condoms are the best option for STD risk reduction (except for abstinence) Explain how to access condoms and other resources in the community Demonstrate assertive communication skills during condom negotiation Demonstrate steps for effective condom use
Work by creating a barrier between mucous membrane and pathogen (STD) Condoms: very effective against several STDs; less effective (but still of value) against STDs transmitted by “skin to skin” contact Must be used correctly and consistently every time!
Widely available, low or no cost Local health department or family planning clinic Drug stores and chain stores There is no age restriction Both males and females can get condoms Get them before they are needed
Open new condom package with hands (not scissors or teeth) Hold the condom between your thumb and finger for the group to see. There is a correct and an incorrect way to put on a condom. Check to see which direction the condom will roll before contacting the penis. Roll the condom down to the base of the penis. Being sure to leave a reservoir at the tip (space must be left at the tip to hold the ejaculated semen). Pinch tip and roll out any air bubbles. After ejaculation has occurred, unroll the condom. Then, be sure to hold the base of the penis (to prevent spilling of the semen, the condom must be held at the base while withdrawing from the partner's body). Throw used condom away.
Practice assertive communication Respect yourself & others Be a good listener Attentive, responsive Use confident body language Good eye contact Keep body straight and hands at side or in lap Remember that body language is more important than what you actually say!
The GoalTo protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases and/or pregnancy ContentClear, specific, use words like "I feel, think, want…" VoiceClear, even, don’t hesitate Facial expressionGive direct eye contact PostureSelf-assured Your feelingsConfident of your feelings and decisions, self-respecting Another’s feelingsRespected
Excuse: Sex doesn’t feel as good with a condom. Response: There is plenty of feeling left, and I would not feel safe without it. Excuse: Condoms are unnatural and turn me off. Response: There is nothing natural about getting a disease either. Excuse: Why do I need to use condoms if we’re using the pill. Response: So you can protect your health. The pill does not help prevent infection with STDs, including AIDS... but condoms do.