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MYTHS & FACTS PREGNANCY PREVENTION AND STI’S PDCP 10 – Leo Hayes High School
1. It can be damaging to a boy’s health to get sexually aroused and not have sex False – A boy may feel frustrated, but his health will not be damaged
2. One out of every four sexually active teens will become infected with an STI before the age of 21 True – Each year 3,000,000 teens contract an STI
3. You cannot become pregnant if you have sex standing up False – You can conceive in any position and no matter where you are
4. Teens under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to have sex, even if they have made the decision not to. True – Drugs and alcohol can lead to unplanned sex and increases likelihood of unprotected sex
5. It’s normal for puberty to start as early as age nine and as late as age seventeen True – So don’t worry if you start later, you’ll catch up
6.You are at greater risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, if you have an STI True – Open sores are a symptoms of STI’s. The HIV virus easily enters the body through sores
7.Even if you have been sexually active in the past, you can still choose to be abstinent True – It is never too late to “Refrain” from having sex
8. Once you have had a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you cannot get another one. False – You do not become immune to STI’s. You can get the same one or another one again.
9. If a guy has nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) it means he thinks too much about sex False – Nocturnal emissions are a normal part of maturing. They have nothing to do with thinking about sex
10. If you are under 16 years of age, you need parental consent to obtain birth control pills False – There is no minimum age to prescribe contraception and there is no LEGAL obligation to inform parents
11. Condoms can be used with water based lubricants True – Oil or petroleum based lubricants (Vaseline or hand lotion) cause condoms to break
12. Spermicides, when used alone, are an effective method of birth control False – However, when used with a condom, they are 98% effective
13. Oral contraceptives (birth control pill) should be taken at the same time each day True – To maximize effects the pill should be taken at the same time each day
14. Women must receive Depo- Provera injections every 6 months False – Every 3 months
15. Spermicides are effective protection against the AIDS virus False – Condoms provide the best protection and the only 100% effective way is to refrain/abstain from high risk activities
16. It is possible for a women to become pregnant if she has vaginal intercourse during her period True – It is unlikely that a women would become pregnant, however some women with shorter menstrual cycles ovulate earlier than 14 days and sperm can survive 4-7 days inside a women’s body
17. Air must be squeezed out of the tip of the condom before putting it on True – This helps to decrease the chances of breakage
18. Non-lubricated condoms work best for oral dams True – Lubricated condoms have a medicinal taste
19. Withdrawal is an effective method of birth control False – This is not a reliable method
20. Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill) can be taken up to 3 days after unprotected vaginal intercourse True – The earlier a woman takes emergency contraception, the more effective it is
21. Douching is an effective method of birth control False – Douching is not effective at all
22. A condom can be used more than once False – A condom can only be used once and should be properly discarded after
23. Abstinence is 100% effective in the prevention of STIs and pregnancy True
24. Depo-Provera can be obtained from a physician True – A physician at a clinic or physician’s office must prescribe Depo-Provera
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