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R & C of Sexual Activity: Lesson 1, Intro to Sex Ed

Type of Work: Indy Product: Doc/Reading Class Time: 3/4 Period EOC: Submit to Schoology (Lesson 1) Due: Next Period

NAME: B.J. Ryan PERIOD: SS1 ABSENT? (For Full Credit Turned in Late): Absent Date= Guided Reading: http://www.avert.org/abstinence.htm (You may pick another if you wish)
Abstinence-Only Comprehensive Sex Ed Sex Ed Definition:
They teach children to not have sex until married and consensual Rather than teaching to prevent sex, it teaches how to deal with sex

Abstinence Plus/First Sex Ed


Sexual education that primarily discusses abstinence from sex and often includes discussions about things such as condoms or contraception. Its teaching primarily to avoid teenage unsafe sex and give ways to make sure that the sex two people are having wont result in childbirth. Its taught mainly to encourage young people to stay away from sex and teach young adults to

What is taught:

Dont have sex until married and have consent.

To teach how to prevent the dangers of sex

Why its taught this way:

They believe that sex can ruin a young persons life and that they should not be

It is taught to allow freedom of choice while also teaching the dangers of sex.

taught to have sex and that it is a choice.

stay away from childbirth.

What are 3 benefits to abstinence (besides the obvious pregnancy, STDs/HIV)? 1. Sex outside of marriage has harmful psychological and physical 2. Children out of wedlock will have disadvantages and will be harmful to society 3. Ability to focus on school, career, and other activities What are 3 things that could happen when someone starts to become sexually active? 1. STD/HIV, 2. Pregnancy, 3. Infection/Irritation When should a person become sexually active in your opinion? I think they should wait at least until after high school. After graduating, that should be his or her own decision. Explain the controversy as it relates to how sex ed is taught (not your opinion but an explanation of the controversy. Include the terms values). People have profound differences in their values and attitudes which inform their views of abstinence based and comprehensive sex education.
Define harm reduction and apply it to this debate. What are your thoughts on harm reduction? What are two other forms of harm reduction. List them.
Harm reduction is the concept that reducing physical problems, even if not eliminating them, is in the best interests of society. I am a firm believer in it, as it is usually the most humane ideology with which to approach controversial issues. 2 examples: o Giving clean needles to drug addicts o Providing condoms and contraceptives to younger people in developing countries

Level 5/Extra Credit/Going Beyond: Go to Debatepedia and pick one of the sub debates related to this topic in the pro/con format and 1. Describe the debate 2. The best arguments for and against each side (in your opinion). 3. Your opinion and why?