Journal. Rank the following values in order of their importance to you (1 is most important) ____ my health ____ my family’s respect ____ self-respect ____ acceptance by my peers
____ my health
____ my family’s respect
____ acceptance by my peers
How might your values affect your decisions about sexual activity? Are your actions consistent with your values? Would you like to re-examine either your decisions or your values? Explain…
ex. Some teens think that most of their peers are sexually active…even though their perception is usually inaccurate, teens may feel pressure to become active themselves before they are ready…
Even among well-informed adults, however, opinions about certain aspects of sexuality may vary greatly and it is up to you to sort though the info you receive to act responsibly.
IS NOT RISK FREE!!!
A couple can have a close relationship without being sexually intimate. But it is hard for them to keep a relationship close if there is no emotional intimacy.
Pg. 44 &76
Pg. 44 &76
Sexual harassment in schools is illegal
What you can do:
There is a wide array of different contraceptives methods and couples who wish to be sexually active, but do not wish to have a child, must decide on a method that is right for them…
Failure Rate = percentage of pregnancies that result in one year in a group of people who use that method.
The lower the failure rate, the higher the effectiveness.
- Can help prevent pregnancy and most STIs. If used correctly and consistently
-Prescription – cover the cervix and block sperm from entering the uterus.
-Helps prevent pregnancies
-Does not protect against STIs
-Preparation and time restrictions before and after sexual intercourse
- OTC & contains spermicide
- Preparation and time constraints before and after sexual intercourse
- Helps prevent pregnancies, but does not protect against STIs
- Foams, jellies, and creams
- Time constraints and does not protect against STIs