Class Summary - Today the goal is to learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) and contraceptives. For each topic, read the summary and then watch the videos for each topic. When completed, each section has a google form to fill out.
Sexually transmitted infections can be spread with ANY sexual contact including vaginal intercourse (penis and vagina), anal sex or oral sex (genital and mouth contact). Some STIs can be treated and cured like bacterial infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis). Some STIs cannot be cured but we can treat the symptoms. These are viral infections (herpes, HIV/AIDS, or HPV). The only 100% way (that you can control) to avoid sexually transmitted diseases is to practice abstinence (no sexual contact whatsoever. If you are sexually active, the only form of birth control that prevents STIs (even though these are not 100%) is latex condoms.
When you become sexually active, it is important to get yourself tested even if you don't experience any symptoms. In our area, you can get tested at the clinic in Osseo, the Eau Claire Health Center (planned parenthood) or the county health department. Watch the 2 short videos below and complete the exit slip in google forms found below to complete today's lesson.
The next topic to cover is contraceptives (birth control) It is very important that you are able to talk to a trusted adult in your life when thinking about birth control options as not all options are right for you! In the last lesson, I mentioned how abstinence is the only way to prevent any negative consequences (physical and emotional) that come with sexual activity. Abstinence is the only 100% way to protect against STIs, pregnancy and emotional concerns. Today, I want you to look at some slides and a couple videos to see other common devices that help create a safer situation regarding sex. Remember that none of these are 100%, though if a student chooses to be sexually active they need to know their options to keep themselves safer. The main point of today's lesson is for students to know that there are many options for birth control and people who are sexually active should discuss options with a doctor or trusted adult! Watch the short videos below and go through the slides below the videos. When finished complete the exit slip in google forms found in the 'homework' section below to complete today's lesson.
Homework - Complete the exit slips in google forms found at the end of each topic.
Objectives - Students will identify some STIs as curable and some as not (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will identify abstinence as the only 100% way that they can control to prevent STIs (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will list the ways that STIs are spread (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will identify places in our area that they can get tested or get more information for STIs (Standard 3 Accessing Information) Students will identify different types of contraceptives available (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will talk to a trusted adult about contraceptive options (Standard 3 Accessing Information - Standard 4 Interpersonal Communication)