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Transcript of Abstinence
Abstinence: The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, in this instance sex
In this presentation you will learn
why abstinence is the best way to prevent STI's and unwanted pregnancy
important speaking skills when talking to a friend about having/staying away from sex
places to get tested for STIs and other sexually transmitted diseases
Best way of preventing pregnancy
As stated by "TeensHealth", Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Practicing abstinence ensures that a female won't become pregnant because there is no opportunity for sperm to fertilize an egg.
Abstinence has no medical or hormonal side effects, plus there is no risk of unwanted pregnancy
Abstinence Prevents STIs and other sexually transmitted diseases
One main disadvantage of having sex is the potential repurcussions, including diseases and infections, some of which are incurable.
Sometimes these diseases affect a person for their entire life. Particular diseases can lead to sicknesses and, if severe and ignored, even death.
Examples of STIs include syphilis, herpes, HPV, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS, and chlamydia
Abstinence is the best way to prevent STI's and unwanted pregnancy
Abstinence is the most effective method against STI's and pregnancy
What are STIs?
An STI is an infection that can be passed to another person through sexual intercourse.
Most are transmitted through sexual fluids, but some can be from skin to genital contact.
The most recent national estimates that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STIs each year, half of them among 15–24-year-olds, and that 65 million Americans have at least one viral STI.
By refraining from sex, you take away the chance of receiving and STI
Sex Speaking Skills
When a friend is thinking about having/refraining from sex, it is useful to have good speaking skills while discussing their options.
Start out by making a pros and cons list
Then discuss his/her options
(Be sure to inform your friend of the potential and serious infections and diseases that can result from sexual intercourse.)
Resolve with a solution and an idea of what he/she is going to do
Sex Speaking Skills
Discuss their options IN PERSON. This way, it will be easier for you to get your message across and for both of you to discuss your feelings regarding the situation.
Don't be afraid to hurt your friends feelings if you think it will be for their benefit.
Ex: If you think your friend is too early to have sex, don't back away from your opinion. Tell your friend how you feel and give him/her honest advice.
Tell them your opinion, but leave the final decision up to them. Don't force them to act for your approval.
Make sure your friend is making a wise decision. Don't let them be pressured by their partner to have sex before they are ready.
Where to get tested for STI's and pregnancy
To find the closest location near you...
Search the web for "STI testing in (fill in city and state)"
Call the location
Schedule an appointment
Locations in Portland, OR
Over 25 locations in Portland, OR
A few locations include:
2230 Nw PettyGrove Street, Suite 130
Portland, OR 97210
2802 Steele Street, Suite 2
Portland OR 97202
9555 SW Barnes Road, Suite 350
Portland OR, 97225
STD Test Express
Locations in Portland, OR
Multnomah County offers STD Services
426 SW Stark Street, 6th floor
Planned Parenthood tests for Sexual Diseases
3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
Where to get tested for Pregnancy
All Womens Clinic tests for pregnancy
2100 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308-3822
If you can't find a local service that tests for pregnancy, find a pregnancy test kit at a grocery store, such as Safeway, Fredmeyers, and Walgreens.
5 Methods of barrier contraceptives
Barrier Contraceptives are "devices that put a physical barrier between the sperm and the egg. They are used to prevent pregnancy
Image of Male Condom
Hormonal Contraception refers to "birth control methods that act on the endoctrine system." They are used to prevent pregnancy
3 examples of Hormonal Contraceptives
birth control injection
image of the patch
Besides abstinence, there are barrier and hormonal contraceptives that aim to prevent pregnancy
When talking to a friend about having or not having sex, make sure you inform them of the potential diseases/infections.
There are many locations that test for STI's
Test for pregnancy by buying a pregnancy test at a name-brand grocery store