Teaching sex education can be challenging because of the breadth

Teaching sex education can be challenging because of the breadth and range of possible topics, especially at higher grade levels. Review the following topics and write a paragraph long reflection for each topic, which includes (1) how comfortable you feel discussing each topic and (2) how you can prepare yourself to teach each area.

◆ Reproductive anatomy and physiology (e.g., male and female reproductive systems, menstruation, nocturnal emissions)

◆ Sexual development (e.g., physiological development [puberty], psychological development, cultural and societal influ ences, sex roles)

◆ Human reproduction (e.g., fertilization and conception, prenatal development, pregnancy, childbirth) ◆ Family life issues (e.g., parent-child relationships, parenting skills, marriage, divorce, single parenting)

◆ Relationships and interpersonal skills, including decision making, assertiveness, and peer refusal skills

◆ Responsibility regarding sexual activity, including addressing abstinence and how to resist pressures to become prematurely involved in sexual activity

◆ Contraception and/or birth control

◆ HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections

◆ Sexual abuse and assault (e.g., date rape, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment)

◆ Controversial issues (e.g., abortion, homosexuality, pornography)

Due date for this assignment is Tuesday, 4/12 11:59 pm.

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