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  1. Teen Pregnancy & ParenthoodRealities of Teen Pregnancy Chapter 4 Section 1 Human Growth & Development

  2. Teen Sexuality • Sexuality & sexual activity are not the same thing • Sexuality: refers to a person’s view of himself of herself as a male of female • Involves much more than physical maturity or the ability to be sexually active • Sexuality has physical, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects • You show sexuality in the way you walk, talk, move, dress, and laugh • Changing hormones (chemicals in the body) shape these changes

  3. Teen Sexuality • Hormones have an emotional impact as well, causing mood swings and emotional ups and downs • Messages about sexual activity are everywhere (television, radio, movies, commercials, and music) • Often imply that sexual activity is a necessary part of sexuality (it is not) • Peer Pressure: the influence of other teens • With pressures it is easy to lose sight of what is important

  4. Values and Sexuality • Values help shape how each person answers the important questions in life • Trust, self respect, respect for others, commitment, and loyalty • By drawing on your values, you can choose to build a sense of your own sexuality without becoming sexually active

  5. Consequences of Sexual Activity • Sexual activity can cause some serious problems • STDs are preventable by abstinence • Abstinence: avoiding sexual activity • STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease): spread from one person to another by sexual contact • AIDS • Chlamydia • Genital Herpes • Genital Warts • Hepatitis B • Gonorrhea • Syphilis • Many others, but these are listed on the chart on page 121

  6. Pregnancy • Possible consequence of sexual activity • Affect both partners • Types of Problems related to teen pregnancy • Health Risks • Education • Financial Problems • Emotional & Social Stress