Contraception

Birth Control Basics, Grade 7 and 8, Lesson #14       

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: 50 minutes

Date Published: 2009

Summary: In this lesson, learners will 1) List at least four birth control methods, including abstinence, with no prompt; 2) Name seven methods, given a description of each; 3) Explain that any method is more effective than not using a method and is safer than pregnancy and childbirth; and 4) List at least two good reasons to communicate with parents and loved ones about birth control. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/Grades78Lesson14.ashx 

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www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities, Grade 8, Lesson #24 


Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period (approx. 50 minutes)

Date Published: 2009

Summary: The lesson gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge, solve problems, and identify feelings around the issue of HIV by responding to hypothetical situations. Students also learn about correct condom use. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L24.ashx

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Preventing Pregnancy: Birth Control Methods, Grade 9-12, Lesson #10 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school; grades 9-12)

Duration of Lesson: 50 minutes

Date Published: 2011

Summary: In this lesson, birth control is framed positively, with intention. Multiple teen pregnancy prevention studies demonstrate that having “more positive attitudes towards contraception, including condoms” and “perceiving more benefits of using contraception” are important protective factors against teen pregnancy. Hence, in this lesson, students develop commercials to emphasize the positive aspects of birth control using medically accurate information. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS10BirthControl.ashx 

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Talking with Partners about Prevention, Grades 9-12, Lesson #13 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school; grades 9-12)

Duration of Lesson: one class period

Date Published: 2011

Summary: In this lesson, learners will demonstrate assertive communication with a partner about abstinence, STD testing, condoms, and other contraception. A family homework assignment is included. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS13TalkingWithPartners.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


 

Contraceptive Options

Source: ETR RECAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes (Part I, 30 minutes; Part II, 50 minutes)

Date Published: 2002

Summary: This learning activity is designed to help youth understand the risks of unprotected sex and learn about contraceptive options. In Part I of the lesson, participants read and discuss a scenario about a sexually active couple; in Part II they learn about methods of birth control.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=132 


Contraceptive Commercials

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 40 to 50 minutes

Date Published: 2007


Summary: In this interactive lesson, students form teams to create commercials for various methods of nonprescription contraceptive methods.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=203Itemid=129


Facts about Emergency Contraception – True or False

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 50 minutes

Date Published: Undated

Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to educate youth about the existence, safety, and effectiveness of emergency contraception and help them increase awareness of and access to emergency contraception in their community.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=209Itemid=129


Emergency Contraception: Good Reasons to Use it for Emergencies Only


Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 20 minutes
Date Published: 2000, with subsequent updates

Summary: In this lesson facilitators provide youth with information on emergency contraception (EC) and why using a method of birth control is preferred over relying on emergency contraception alone.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=14 


The Board Meeting


Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school)

Duration of Lesson: 60 to 75 minutes (can be broken up into 2 sessions)

Date Published: 2001

Summary: In this lesson, students are asked to role play a mock Board of Directors meeting where they debate about whether or not an organization’s education program should provide information on contraceptives to 15-18 year old students.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=163 


Condom Wise


Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 35 to 40 minutes

Date Published: 2001

Summary: Participants engage in a variety of activities including discussing whether a case study couple should or should not use condoms and a forced choice activity and large group discussion to address condom use and STD and HIV/AIDS prevention.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=166 


How Do I Rate? -A Personalization Activity


Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 5 to 10 minutes

Date Published: 1999

Summary: This short activity is designed to help students privately identify their pregnancy risk-taking behaviors, reflect on their comfort level with their risks of pregnancy, and identify what they can do to reduce their risk-taking behavior using a self-assessment inventory.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=178 


Scavenger Hunt: What's New in Contraception and Reproductive Health


Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: Total Class time is 75 minutes (Part 1: 15 minutes in class, Part 2: 60 to 120 minutes out of class, Part 3: 60 minutes in class)

Date Published: 2001

Summary: This three part lesson is designed to help participants identify resources for current reproductive health information. Students are assigned a contraceptive or reproductive health topic to research and then identify three types of information resources: community-based organizations, toll free numbers, and websites. A list of suggested topics is provided and can be easily adapted.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=162 


From An Objective Point of View (video and lesson plan)

Source: Scenarios USA

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes including video

Date Published: 2002

Summary: Two best friends make a pact not to have sex without consulting the other. With their agreement on the verge of being broken, the result is an honest look at teenage desire. This video deals with decision-making, prevention, abstinence, and issues of gender.Scenarios USA videos are professionally-produced films written by teens for teens. This film was written by 16-year old Janet Aponte of Forest Hills High School in Queens, New York City, and directed by Jim McKay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Hannah Weyer (La Boda).

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/film/from-an-objective-point-of-view/

To view all Scenarios USA Films, Curriculum and Lesson Plans click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/ 


He Said, She Said (video and lesson plan)

Source: Scenarios USA

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes including video

Date Published: 2000

Summary: Tonight is the night... or is it? The story of a guy and his girlfriend dealing with the awkwardness of and embarrassment about safe sex. This video deals with prevention, communication, and decision-making. Scenarios USA videos are professionally-produced films written by teens for teens. This film was written by four 17-year old New York City residents of Harlem and Washington Heights. It was co-directed by the lead teen writer, Ravi Lambert (Manhattan Village Academy) and director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity). It stars Rosario Dawson (The 25th Hour, Men in Black II).

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/film/he-said-she-said/

To view all Scenarios USA Films, Curriculum and Lesson Plans click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/ 


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