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Grades 9 - 12 Fact Sheet

Safer Choices

  • Six lessons on the following topics
  • Increase knowledge of HIV and other STD
  • Promote more positive attitudes about choosing not to have sex and using condoms if having sex
  • Increase students’ belief in their ability to refuse sexual intercourse or unprotected sexual intercourse, use a condom, and communicate about safer sexual practices
  • Decrease perceived barriers to condom use
  • Increase awareness of sexual coercion and acquaintance rape
  • Align students’ perceptions of risk for HIV and other STD based on their risk behavior

National Health Education Performance Indicators for Grades 9-12

Component 2- Community/Environmental Health

  • Discuss your relationship to and responsibility in the community, including enhancing personal health
  • Distinguish agencies that can come to the aid of individuals in need

Component 3- Disease and Disorders

  • Review the various pathogens and the functions of the immune system
  • Distinguish between effective techniques to avoid spreading HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases including abstinence and effective, consistent condom use

Component 4- Family/Social Life

  • Discover how responsible sexual behaviors can impact lives positively
  • Explore the information on STD’s, HIV, and AIDS, the prevention, the methods of transmission and the progression of the diseases
  • Demonstrate refusal, negotiation and collaboration skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Discuss what choices an individual has in preventing pregnancy and reducing the risk of STD’s and HIV (ex. Abstinence and effective condom use)