Is Abstinence for Me?

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Is Abstinence for Me?


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This resource provides information about the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence provided by UC SANTA CRUZ. People are abstinent for many reasons, including preventing pregnancy. Whether you're thinking about being abstinent, you are abstinent, or you're just someone who's curious about it, you may have many questions.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.5.2) Develop a thoughtful decision-making process in health-related situations.

a. Predict the potential short-term and long-term impact of various alternatives on self and others.

b. Identify warning signs of suicide in self and others and discuss effective coping skills.

c. Demonstrate refusal skills and explain when to use them in high risk situations.

Examples: Saying no to sex, alcohol, and other drugs

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.5.4) Analyze the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence.

a. Identify the types, symptoms, and risks of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

b. Assess the consequences of teen pregnancy.

Tags: Abstinence, Communication, DecisionMaking, Health Education, Say No, Sexual Abstinence, STDs, Unplanned Pregnancy
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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This resource provides informational material that would be collected to develop your own activities to teach the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence.

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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit