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Abstinence: A Responsible Decision Chapter 12 Lesson 4. By Irma Garcia. T body’s release of chemicals cause T sexual feelings of teens & they need 2 learn how 2 control their hormones. Abstinence Until Marriage. Teen may choose 2 abstain from sex.

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Abstinence a responsible decision chapter 12 lesson 4

Abstinence: A Responsible Decision Chapter 12 Lesson 4

By Irma Garcia


Abstinence a responsible decision chapter 12 lesson 4

T body’s release of chemicals cause T sexual feelings of teens & they need 2 learn how 2 control their hormones.


Abstinence until marriage

Abstinence Until Marriage

  • Teen may choose 2 abstain from sex.

  • Only 100% way 2 eliminate Unplanned Pregnancy & Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Committing to abstinence

Committing to Abstinence

During T teen yrs. they experience

  • Physical, mental/emotional, & social growth

  • Begin setting goals 4 their future

    • Succeed in school

  • Setting a goal 2 abstain from sex helps achieve goals set.

  • Abstinence requires planning & SELF-CONTROL

  • Tip 2 commit 2 abstinence

    • Establish UR priorities –


Committing to abstinence1

Committing to Abstinence

  • Set personal limits on how U express affection

  • Share UR thoughts w/your partner

  • Talk w/a trusted adult.

  • Avoid high-pressure situations.

  • Do not use alcohol or other drugs

    • Can’t think rationally when U R under T influence of alcohol or drugs.


Reasons to practice abstinence

Reasons to Practice Abstinence

  • Disrupt UR life

  • Interfere w/UR goals 4 T future

  • Complicate UR relationships w/others.


Legal implications

Legal Implications

Each state defines a legal age 2 engage in sexual activity.

  • Illegal 4 an adult 2 have sex w/a minor

  • Can B arrested & convicted 4 having sex w/a minor

  • Jail is possible

  • May B ID as a sex offender

    • Label can harm UR career or future relationships


Effects on physical health

Effects on Physical Health

  • Sex can affect physical health of males & females


Unplanned pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy

  • Consequence of sexual activity

  • Teen body is not sufficiently mature 2 sustain a health pregnancy

  • Can lead 2 complications R baby & mother


Sexually transmitted diseases stds

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

  • Teen age 15 – 19 R at greatest risk of contacting STDs

  • Yearly - 3 million teens contact STDs

  • Diagnosed early STDs can B treated & cured

  • Some have no cures

  • Chlamydia can cause sterility when left untreated (childless)

  • AIDS (fatal)


Effects on emotional health

Effects on Emotional Health

  • Abstinence = Self-Respect

  • Sexual activity goes against values/religion

  • Cause teen 2 lie 2 parents

  • Teen is dishonest & may cause feeling of guilt & regret

  • Parenthood cause great emotional strain


Effects on social health

Effects on Social Health

  • Teen who choose sexual abstinence safeguard their reputations – Those who don’t:

    • R labeled as “EASY” (who Male or Female?)

    • harm relationship w/family members

    • Cause parents not to trust them

  • Unplanned pregnancy may cause teen 2 drop out of school & sacrificed College

  • By law father is required 2 support child until its 18th B-day

  • Give up social lives 2 meet parent responsibilities. (who Male or Female?)

  • Committing 2 Abstinence is T safe & health choice 4 teens.


Using avoidance techniques refusal skills

Using Avoidance Techniques & Refusal Skills

  • Learn avoidance techniques, actions & phrases

  • Dates want 2 go 2 an unsupervised party suggest restaurant, movies, etc.

  • Share UR commitment w/UR partner & stand by UR position/Be assertive

  • Use refusal statements along w/body language

  • Don’t B afraid 2 hurt their feelings.


Saying no to sexual activity

Pressure Line

If U love me, U will

Everyone’s doing it

Don’t B such a baby

My feelings won’t change. I’ll still respect U

Refusal Statement

If U care about me, U won’t pressure me.

No, everyone’s not. I’m sticking 2 my values.

It’s T mature, responsible decision 2 wait.

Maybe, but I won’t respect myself.

Saying NO to Sexual Activity


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