|Teenaged girls who engage in sexual activity may be seeking the approval of peers or hoping for a special, loving bond, but few become intimately involved because they want babies. All too often, though, motherhood is the result of a hasty and unwise romantic liaison. Learn about the harsh realities of teenage pregnancy.
1) Students will look at factors that convince teens to become sexually active.
2) Students will learn about STIs and they'll receive important information about contraceptives.
3) Students will learn that abstinence is the only foolproof way to prevent pregnancy and to avoid STIs.
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"The epidemic of teenage pregnancy continues to plague our society at an alarming rate. This video helps to dispel the myths of why teenagers choose to become pregnant by outlining factors that influence them to become sexually active, such as hormones, peer pressure, pressure from the media, curiosity, alcohol and drug use, and a desire for intimacy. Misconceptions that exist about becoming pregnant are discussed and clearly resolved, as are the realities of teen pregnancy and parenthood. Sexually transmitted diseases are discussed. Contraception, along with abstinence, is indicated as a means of preventing pregnancy. This video provides a factual and structured coverage of the issues of teen pregnancy using average-looking teenagers in realistic depictions of teenage sexual and parenting behaviors. The focus is on making responsible choices and not using sexual activity and pregnancy as a means to obtain emotional intimacy or to promote one's own elf-esteem. Study questions and objectives are available online at the companies web site. This video would be an appropriate addition to a study of teenage pregnancy in high school health or family living classes."
SOURCE: School Library Journal, March 2001 Issue
AUTHOR: Tammy Snipes, Great Falls High School, SC
Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright ©
By Cahners Business Information
A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
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