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Sexual Health Education

 

8th Grade Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

 

Objectives:

California Health Education Standards: Growth, Development and Sexual Health

California Healthy Youth Act FAQ ACLU

 

Lesson Resources - Lessons will be selected from the following:

 

Unit 1(Science): Sexual Health

 

Part 1: Contraception, Pregnancy, Parenting

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the effectiveness and safety of all FDA‐approved contraceptive methods

  • Explain the importance of prenatal care

  • List all legally available pregnancy outcomes, including parenting, adoption, and abortion

  • Describe California’s Newborn Safe Surrender Law and minor health care rights

 

 


 

 

Part 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV/AIDS

 

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature and transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

  • —Explain HIV and STI prevention and treatment

  • Understand social views of HIV and AIDS, including stereotypes and myths HIV and AIDS Social Issues

  • List local resources

 

 


 

Part 3 (History): Healthy Relationships

Students will be able to:

  • Practice identifying healthy and unhealthy characteristics in a relationship.

  • Understand the difference between flirting and hurting/sexual harassment

  • Define sexual assault, human trafficking, adolescent relationship abuse and intimate partner violence.

  • Understand the difference between biological gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.
     

Sexual Orientation and Gender

 

Healthy Relationships

Resources: The Signs Video; Safe Relationships and Preventing Sexual Harassment PPT; Where Do You Draw the Line Worksheet, Flirting or Sexual Harassment Worksheet
 

Understanding Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking

 

Communication Skills