Reducing the Risk
Main Message: Emphasize teaching refusal statements, delay statements and alternative actions students can use to abstain or protect.
Target Population: For both genders in a high school setting (average age was 15).
Length: 16 lessons for 45 minutes.
Program Size: Classroom.
- Evaluate the risks and consequences of becoming an adolescent parent or becoming infected with HIV or another STD.
- Recognize that abstaining from sexual activity or using contraception are the only ways to avoid pregnancy, HIV infection and other STDs.
- Conclude that factual information about conception and protection is essential for avoiding teenage pregnancy, HIV infection and other STDs.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills for remaining abstinent and for avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse.