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Am I Ready? Making Healthy Sexual Decisions

In this true-to-life video, real teenagers and health experts talk frankly about the importance of healthy decision-making when it comes to sexual health. The video addresses the many factors that contribute to a young person's decision to become sexually active or not, beginning with a discussion of sexual pressure from the media, peers and partners. Viewers are reminded that more than half of all students do not have sex before graduating from high school. Teens and health experts discuss the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among youth and the life-changing effects of an unplanned pregnancy. Viewers also learn how to reduce their risk for both STIs and other forms of contraception. Abstinence is presented as a healthiest and safest choice for teens and emphasizes the benefits of delaying sexual activity.


 

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