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PRIVATE EVENT: NEW ROADS 9TH GRADE WORKSHOP

I'm excited to be conducting a workshop at New Roads School in Santa Monica for 9th graders. Here are just a few things I plan on covering for the kids and staff.

Introduction:
Why discuss sexual health? Taking charge of your sexual health is part of being a responsible young woman.  

Definitions: 
How do you define sexuality? Sex?  

Making choices

  • Why do some people choose to become sexually active? Why do some people choose abstinence? Can you move back in forth between the two? 
  • What can you do if you want to choose one and your partner wants to choose the other
  • What if you’re not sure which you want? 

Having a plan

  • Having a pregnancy and STI prevention plan: what does that look like?
  • Birth control overview- long acting reversible contraceptives (Implant and IUDs most effective methods available)
  • What does having an abstinence plan look like? Support from partner, friends, avoiding alcohol and drugs, etc.
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