Reducing the Risk

December 27, 2002

This 17-class period, research-validated curriculum helps teens evaluate the risks and consequences of becoming a teen parent; recognize that abstaining from sexual activity or using protection consistently are the only ways to avoid pregnancy, HIV and other STDs; conclude that information about conception and protection is essential for avoiding teenage pregnancy, HIV and other STDs; and develop effective communication skills for staying abstinent or for avoiding unprotected sex.