My Life—My Reproductive Health

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Keep learners informed about their options and rights when it comes to their sexuality. An in-depth lesson plan guides teenagers through a discussion on sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and emotional consequences to having sex as young adults.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a health or teen issues class
  • Incorporate into a discussion for a peer counseling group
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure that your class is prepared to have a mature and sensitive discussion about an important and relevant topic
  • Determine whether your school and/or district requires parental permission to teach a unit on sexual education
  • Discussion and case studies describe straight, gay, and lesbian couples alike
  • Descriptions of sexual activity and STI symptoms are very detailed in case studies; though the lesson calls for the teacher to read them out loud, you may want to reconsider this approach for the sake of class management
  • Refer to the prior activity regarding teen relationships for a more thorough discussion on consent in sexual scenarios
Pros

  • Covers a variety of topics dealing with teen sexuality
  • Provides case study sheets and printable category cards
Cons

  • None