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STD Prevention Lesson Plans

While STD prevention is covered in many curricula, tough topics such as condom distribution and whether guys should be vaccinated against HPV typically are not covered. These lessons cover many of these tough topics.

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Why Vaccinate Guys Against HPV?


While HPV was discovered decades ago, it is the long-term effects and complications it causes which are just being realized. Recently, a new vaccine--Gardasil--has been developed to protect against some strains of HPV. This lesson will help students develop an advanced understanding about the vaccine and how it can help both males and females reduce risk around HPV.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson students will:
  1. Be able to explain what Gardasil is and when and how teens guys should get vaccinated.
  2. Be able to demonstrate their understand of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) HPV by describing at least two preventative strategies.
Time needed: 50 minutes

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Should Condoms Be Distributed in Schools


Teens are often left out of the political discussions regarding condom distribution and education. This lesson allows students to thoughtfully express their opinions while introducing important information about condoms. The accompanied article offers arguments on both sides. Students will examine their own values and hear other perspectives.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson students will:
  1. Be able to express their opinions and that of at least two other students about whether condoms should be distributed in schools.
  2. Identify at least two correct facts about condoms and their use by teens.
Time needed: 50 minutes

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What's It Like to Get an STD Test?


"Get tested!" Teens hear this refrain often, but rarely know what testing really entails. With this lesson you can arm your students with knowledge on how, where and why they should get tested. Students will read a firsthand account of one teen's journey to get tested for STDs and will learn about the laws related to STD and HIV testing in their state.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to
  1. Describe how testing for eight of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is done.
  2. Name at least one place where they can get tested for STDs.
  3. Describe the laws related to STD and HIV testing in their state.
National Sexuality Education Standards Addressed

SH.12.AI.1 Explain how to access local STD and HIV testing and treatment services.
SH.12.CC.3 Describe the laws related to sexual health care services, including STD and HIV testing and treatment.

Time needed: 50 minutes

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