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1 im waiting

2 Pregnancy Resource Center Vanessa Clifford Director of Abstinence Education (760) 945-HOPE (4673) Pregnancy Testing, Option Counseling, Ultrasounds, Baby Boutique, Parenting Classes, Sexual Health Education, Community Referrals and Resources FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

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4 im waiting

5 What Does the Media Say About Sex?

6 3 benefits to waiting Physical Reasons Emotional Reasons Relational Reasons

7 The Facts Nearly 50% of all new STD’s are found in those that are ages 15-24 1 in 4 sexually active teens will contract an STD 6 in 10 teens who have had sex wish they would have waited Source: Center for Disease Control, Guttmacher Institute

8 Teen Pregnancy 1 in 3 teen girls will get pregnant at least once by age 20 More than 2 out of 3 teen moms will not graduate from high school 8 out of 10 teen fathers do not marry the mother of their baby Source: Guttmacher Institute, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies

9 The Decisions You Make Now Will Affect Your Future Your health Your career Your relationships Source: Guttmacher Institute, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies

10 timeline your life

11 physical reasons

12 m&m game

13 -C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former US Surgeon General Your Sexual Exposure “When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years.” -C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former US Surgeon General

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15 SEX is SEX! Oral Sex Anal Sex Vaginal Sex It’s your body. It’s your responsibility.

16 Statistics 65 Million have incurable STD 19 Million New Infections Each Year 51,780 New Infections Daily! up to 80% of people infected don’t know they are infected! Department of Health and Human Services

17 HPV Most common viral STD in U.S. More than 6.2 million new cases every year 1 in 2 sexually active teen girls will contract HPV Leading cause of cervical cancer More than 30 types of HPV are sexually transmitted Causes cancer of the mouth, throat, cervix, and anus Human Papilloma Virus Source : Center for Disease Control, The Cancer Institute

18 Chlamydia Most common bacterial disease Transferred through oral, vaginal, and anal sex If left undetected, can lead to infertility Symptoms may include white/yellowish discharge from genitals and painful urination or NO symptoms at all Increases risk of HIV & AIDS Source: Center for Disease Control

19 Syphilis Passed through direct contact of syphilis sore Sometimes symptoms do not appear for years Sores occur on external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum Late stages can lead to damage internal organs, and possibly death Source: Center for Disease Control

20 Gonnorhea Bacterium that grows and multiplies in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract Affects cervix, fallopian tubes, uterus, and urethra (both men and women) Can also grow in mouth, throat, eyes, and anus White, yellow, or even green discharge from penis, and/or swollen testicles Source: Center for Disease Control

21 Herpes Painful blisters around the genitals and rectum that can take 2 to 4 weeks to heal At least 45 million in the US have been infected. (Or 1 in 5 adolescents and adults) There is NO treatment that can cure Herpes It can be passed even if sores are not present Source: Center for Disease Control

22 HIV / AIDS Destroys body’s ability to fight infections and cancer It only takes one sexual act to get HIV HIV leads to AIDS – AIDS causes DEATH There are currently over 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the US Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone contracts HIV in the US. Source: Center for Disease Control

23 “But I’ll be safe”.

24 The Truth About Safe Sex Condoms are not 100% effective against STDs or pregnancy Condoms can break or slip off Condoms are virtually useless against HPV Only 52% reported practicing safe sex Only 16% reported that they used birth control pills to prevent pregnancy 2008 Surveillance Summaries for cdc.gov

25 Birth Control Failure Rate

26 ABSTINENCE 100% Fool proof!!! 0% Failure Rate!!! NO INFECTIONS/DISEASES!!! No Baby Mama/ Baby Daddy Drama!!! Healthier/Stronger Relationships Source: Center for Disease Control

27 emotional reasons

28 Emotional Reasons Condoms don’t protect the heart We are not animals on the Discovery Channel! Sex will affect emotional stability The brain is the largest sexual organ

29 torn heart

30 Sex before marriage can cause... Guilt Anxiety Fear Difficult Break-ups Dissapointment Disease Unplanned Pregnancy

31 The Depression Factor 1 in 4 girls have reported being depressed. Boys are twice as likely to become depressed. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens Those that are not sexually active are reported to be happier Source: Heritage Foundation

32 relational reasons

33 wedding game

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38 Relational Reasons Respect Yourself & Future Spouse! Wait = Better Marriage/ Lower Divorce Risk

39 Been there Now What? Don’t put your future at risk We all make mistakes It’s not too late to change Secondary Virginity

40 Use Your Mind Control the Situation Hang with Groups Don’t let drugs/alcohol enter the picture Be Prepared with an Answer Share your commitment with a friend

41 conclusion: wait!


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