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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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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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