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: Source: ETR Re CAPP Website, adapted from ETR’s Reducing The Risk 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: 25 to 55 Minutes Date Published: 1999 Summary: In this participatory activity that focuses on postponing sexual activity, students observe the teacher demonstrate role-plays and students then practice delaying skills in role-play situations.There just aren’t as many sexual health resources in rural counties, where teens may have to travel farther to the nearest women’s health clinic.And deeply rooted attitudes about sex — including school districts that continue to cling to abstinence-only health curricula that don’t give teens enough information about methods to prevent pregnancy — may also play a role.The educator then leads the students in a guided discussion about the activity.To view this lesson click here Source: ETR Re CAPP Website Target Audience: Developmentally delayed youth, ages 13 to 18; 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: Three 30 to 45 minute sessions Date Published: 2001 Summary: Intended for moderate to high functioning developmentally delayed youth, this 3 part lesson helps youth identify various types of relationships and describe appropriate ways people in different kinds of relationships relate to each other.Because many teen mothers drop out of school to parent full-time support around their education is crucial.While supportive social infrastructure to aid young parents is key, but often missing, particularly in states with large percentages of teen pregnancies.
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Think Progress reports "While teens across the country have largely been having less sex and using more contraception, teens in rural areas have actually been having more sex and using birth control less frequently.
It’s not clear why that’s the case, but it could partly be because teens in rural areas still lack access to a range of comprehensive contraceptive services.
Having a child young often incites problematic life outcomes for teen mothers.
For example, just 38% of women who have a child before age 20 finish high school.