Pregnancy Prevention Methods

How to Prevent Pregnancies

  • Abstinence prevents sperm from entering the vagina.
  • One contraceptive method is using a condom during sexual intercourse.
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Questions you should ask!

  1. Are you willing to take the time to take care of the child's health and protection?
  2. Are you financially ready for a child?
  3. Who is going to take care of the child when you aren't able to?
  4. Are you willing to give up a good job take care of your child?

How a Pregnancy Occurs

First the ovary releases the egg which causes ovulation to occur then the sperm fertilizes the egg finally implantation occurs.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

STDS are spread through sexual contact or open cuts or wounds.

Male Contraceptive Methods

The three Male Contraceptive Methods are Vasectomy,Condoms,and Abstinence.

7 important facts about HIV/AIDS

  1. AIDS stands for (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), a condition in which the body's immune system is slowly but ultimately destroyed.
  2. AIDS is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Infection with HIV is preventable.
  3. HIV is spread through contact with blood and intimate body fluids from a person infected with the virus.
  4. Over 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV, but almost 1 in 6 don’t know it.
  5. About 30 million people have died from HIV/AIDS-related causes since its discovery in 1981.
  6. 70% of all people living with HIV (24.7 million) live in sub-Saharan Africa, including 91% of the world’s HIV-positive children.
  7. Gay and bisexual men of all races are the most radically affected by HIV in the US.
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4 common STDs among sexually active teens

  2. Chlamydia
  3. Gonorrhea
  4. Syphilis

5 risk factors that can lead to an STD or HIV infection

  1. Having unprotected sex.
  2. Having sexual contact with multiple partners.
  3. Having a history of STIs.
  4. Injecting drugs.
  5. Being an adolescent female.
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Best way to prevent STDs/HIV

Abstinence is the best way to prevent STDs.

Good Descision Making

The best decision to make at a young age is do not have sexual intercourse until you are graduated from high school and college.
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If you're infected

  1. Get tested
  2. Wait 6 months
  3. Get tested again

Positive Decisions

  1. Limit the number of sexual partners
  2. Use condoms
  3. Use medical gloves to protect yourself from their open cuts or wounds
  4. Avoid drugs and alcohol

Works Cited

"11 Facts About HIV Around the World." 11 Facts About HIV Around the World. Web. 8 May 2015.

"How to Protect Against an STD." WikiHow. Web. 8 May 2015.

" Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among American Youth: Incidence and Prevalence Estimates, 2000. Web. 8 May 2015.

"Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)." Risk Factors. Web. 8 May 2015.

Our Family Planning packet.