Making sense of abstinence -- So what's an "abstinence" anyway? -- The abstinence lineup: much more than "just say no" -- What's your take? Examining opinions about abstinence -- Hey, Mom? Hey Dad? (Hey...Gram?): can we talk about abstinence? -- Just say know: navigating mixed messages about "sex" -- Everyone deserves respect: looking at abstinence and stereotypes -- Masturbation: a touchy subject -- Figuring out outercourse -- Oral sex and abstinence: examining the role of intimacy in sexual decisions -- Handling horny: savvy about sexual response -- Is the slope that slippery? -- Ready or not? Deciding about sexual behaviors -- Saying yes, saying no -- ABC...easy as 123? -- Some day: making the transition from sexual abstinence.
An easy-to-use manual providing factual information and lessons for sexuality educators, clergy and youth workers to help teens think about abstinence in a way that values the teen's ability to make positive decisions in our complex society.
This manual is a compilation of activities and suggestions for promoting premarital sexual abstinence by emphasizing the following factors: parental involvement, healthy self-concept, understanding human sexuality, knowing how to resist pressure, friendship and creative dating, and an internalized belief about right and healthy choices.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-95).
Executive summary -- Preface -- Introduction -- A new generation of problems -- The real issue: unmarried teens who become parents -- teens: a costly combination -- Condom confusion -- Condoms and STIs spread by body fluids -- Condoms and STIs spread by skin to skin contact -- Non-coital sexual activity -- Abstinence -- What is sexual abstinence? -- A message that matters: abstinence -- Marriage: is it really an unmentionable? -- Predictors of sexual activity -- Parental relationship/connectedness -- Parental.
Values/beliefs about sex in adolescents -- Parents values/beliefs about contraceptives in adolescents -- Parent-child communication about sexuality -- Peer factors -- Drug/alcohol abuse -- Sexual abuse -- Intention/motivation -- Older partners -- Other factors -- Summary of predictors -- Funding for Abstinence education programs -- Sexuality education in the 20th Century -- Theoretical foundations of preventive programs addressing sexuality -- Characteristics of successful sexuality education interventions -- Redefining the language -- A common question: what about the.
Sexually active adolescent? -- Programs show that adolescents respond to well-designed abstinence education -- The solution-abstinence -- The challenge for sexuality educators -- The world of the adolescent -- Who can make a difference? -- What should be done? -- Appendix: programs designed to reduce adolescent sexual risk taking -- Bibliography.
NPIN 25252: This instruction manual, designed for educators, promotes sexual abstinence among sixth graders, seventh graders, eighth graders, and high school students to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancy. The manual is divided into lesson plans for each grade level and high school. It introduces the following topics: pregnancy, puberty, peer and media pressure; how to set long-range goals, make informed decisions, and what it means to be married; the emotional and physical consequences of premarital sex (e.g., STDs and unplanned pregnancy); and the differences between healthy and abusive relationships, STD symptoms and their physical and social effects, sexual abstinence, the concept of 'second virginity, ' and how to say 'no' to sex.