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SEXUAL DECISION MAKING
Part I
Decision-Making
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Media
Television
Music
Friends
Parents
Siblings
Extended family
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Religious
organizations
Cultural traditions
Associations
School
organizations
(sports, clubs)
Adolescence
development
is a time for personal
Adolescents
will be exposed to new things
and will face greater challenges in everyday
life
Important to keep influences in mind when
making a decision
Six Steps of DecisionMaking Process
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State the situation
List the options
Weigh the possible
outcomes
Six Steps of DecisionMaking Process
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5.
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Consider your
values
Make a decision
and act
Evaluate the
decision
Making Sexual Decisions
Physical and emotional changes
during adolescence can lead to
confusion and concern
 Important to know the difference
between feelings of sexual
attraction and love
Remember: You DO NOT have to
act on sexual impulses!
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Part II
Refusal Skills
Refusal Skills
Clear communication
with partner
 Verbal and non-verbal
actions send the same
message
 Clear body language
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Refusal Skills
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Self-control
 A person’s
ability to use
responsibility to
override
emotions
No conflicting
actions
Assertiveness
Part III
Consequences of
Sexual Activity
Negative Consequences of
Sexual Activity
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Unplanned pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(STDs)
Loss of self-respect
Negative Effects on social
relationships
Unplanned Pregnancy
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Complicates adolescent life:
86% of teen pregnancies
are unplanned
Giving birth at a young age
increases health risks for
both the mother and child
Limits the teens’ future
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(STDs)
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Spread from person to
person through sexual
contact
STDs require medical
treatment
Examples:
 A.I.D.S.
 Herpes
 Syphilis
Mental and Social Effects
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Loss of self-respect
Diminished self-image
Tension between
boyfriend/girlfriend relationships
Sexual activities may lead to
unshared feelings, emotional
attachment and other dilemmas

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