Class Summary - Today the goal is to learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs). 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.
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)