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ERIC Number: ED085641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 24
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A Chain of Sexual Decision-Making.
Juhasz, Anne McCreary
This paper presents a six-stage model for sexual decision making which is based on six questions, each of which represents a point at which a decision must be made. The six questions are: (1) intercourse or no intercourse; (2) children or no children; (3) birth control or no birth control; (4) delivery or abortion; (5) keep the child or give it up; (6) remain single or marry. The discussion includes the considerations and implications inherent at each stage with emphasis on the effect of the various decisions upon child, parent, extended family, and society as a whole. The purpose of the model is to give adolescents knowledge and training in problem solving and decision-making so that they can discover the alternatives, examine the various implications and relate these to their own individual needs and values. The model could provide a framework for discussion which would encourage sexual decision-making on the basis of long-range implications rather than on short-term needs. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 16 through 18 October 1973