Most teens choose to wait until marriage to have sexual activity
Awareness is being aware of the facts that are important for one to have a healthy reality view of the world around oneself. Awareness is being mindful that the media (TV, radio, internet, movies, magazines and advertisements) may give the impression that everyone is having sex – sex sells. FACT: the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2002) reported that the majority of teens are abstinent; 64% of youth, 7th–12th grade, reported that they have NOT experienced sexual intercourse. Your choice to be on the road of abstinence is the most popular choice. Abstinence is the expected standard for all school-aged youth for their maximum health, safety and future successes.
Through class activities and discussions students will receive the truth about sexual activity among their peers with medically accurate facts, statistics and research results. Students will discuss the psychological, emotional, social, financial, and educational consequences of sexual activity, and how their future children may be affected. Discussions will include the influences of the media and our culture that lead to believing the myth that sexual activity is the norm for most teens. The message “not everyone is having sex” is emphasized.
Activities: (these include review of the previous lesson and this lesson’s poster)