ERIC Number: ED294407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Information on Sexuality for Young People and Their Families.
The book was designed to be a reference material as part of a comprehensive sex education program or as a family resource book. The language and syntax of the book as well as the line drawing illustrations are geared specifically for hearing impaired young people and others whose need for information on human sexuality may be more advanced than their reading and language skills. The 22 chapters are divided into six units on sexual identity, sexual growth, sexual behavior, conception and reproduction, sexual health, and relationships, respectively. Individual chapters have the following titles: "Who Am I?""Making Decisions,""Becoming an Adult,""Sexual Anatomy,""Menstruation, or Periods,""Social and Emotional Development,""Sexual Stimulation,""Expressing Sexuality,""Sexual Intercourse,""Conception and Pregnancy,""The Birth of a Baby,""Genetics and Inherited Traits,""Decisions about Sexuality,""Methods of Contraception,""Sterilization,""Abortion,""Keeping Healthy,""Sexually Transmitted Diseases,""Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault,""Building Relationships with Others,""Teenage Pregnancy,""Marriage and the Family." A glossary defines 175 terms and expressions. Suggested supplementary materials include 23 books for preteens and teenagers, 10 books for children age 7-10, 11 free and inexpensive materials, five information pieces for reluctant or limited readers, and 13 books for parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Contraception, Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Family Life, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Relationship, Marriage, Reproduction (Biology), Sex Differences, Sex Education, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Development
Gallaudet University, Pre-College Programs, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Pre-College Programs.