Begin by reinforcing the message from the last section, that abstinence is the only certain way to ensure that pregnancy will not occur. Explain that if a person chooses to be sexually active, and still does not wish to become a parent, it is essential to practice contraception consistently to minimize the risk.
Assign the reading up to Activity 7-1: What Will They Choose?
Conduct Activity 7-1: What Will They Choose?
Explain that not all contraceptives are equally effective, or equally appropriate for a particular situation.
Assign the reading of the rest of the section.
Conduct Activity 7-2: Review of Methods.
End by asking students what the only certain way to avoid pregnancy is.
Mixed Messages Students spend a week evaluating the messages about sex that they come across in one week. They draw conclusions and share with the class.
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What is the difference between an unplanned and an unwanted pregnancy?
What is the difference between contraception and abortion?