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9.2: Using Interrupting Pregnancy – Student Edition (Human Biology)

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Explain that one type of birth control, different from the methods they learned about in the previous section, involves preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. This section will examine that method along with abortion, which is the termination of a pregnancy.

Assign the reading of the section. Be prepared for strong reaction to the topic of abortion. Remind students that it is important to listen and speak respectfully during any discussion, especially when the topic provokes strong feelings. They should keep their statements factual and impersonal.

Conduct Activity 8-1: What Are the Issues?

What Do You Think?

Some people argue that these devices are not contraceptives (which prevent fertilization), but are more like agents that cause abortion, or interrupt the progress of the pregnancy. What is your opinion?

Debate! Students debate whether the government should pay for abortions for women on welfare who have no insurance.

Debate! Students discuss two statements about abortion and debate the issue.

What Do You Think?

Would you vote for or against a candidate for the Senate based only on his or her position on abortion? How might voting in this manner affect our system of government?

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