ERIC Number: ED310323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Chances with Sex. Title No. 502.
This story, one of three in The Sexuality Decision-Making Series for Teens, contains several different possible plot lines depending on the decisions the reader makes for the characters at varous "choice points." The study focuses on the theme of birth control: when Christy and David decide to have sex, they have to face the responsibilities that go with that decision. Decisions about whether to use birth control and which kind, going to a clinic, what to say to parents, and dealing with the complexities that accompany their decision are some of the issues addressed. In one of the plot lines of the story, Christy thinks she is pregnant. The story models the following behavior: ways to bring up the subject of using birth control in advance of a romantic situation; ways to talk to parents about the subject of birth control; ways for both partners to take responsibility; ways to insist on using birth control even if the partner is resistant; ways to find out more about birth control; and ways to overcome the fear or embarrassment of going to a clinic or buying condoms. (TE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Decision Making, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Peer Acceptance, Pregnancy, Reader Text Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Simulation, Story Reading
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A