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ERIC Number: EJ880187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Who's Responsible?: Exploring the Complexity of Unintended Pregnancy
Porter, Andrew W.; Koch, Patricia Barthalow
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n1 p54-70 2010
"Who's Responsible?" is an educational experience designed to help participants explore a chain of events that can lead to a teen pregnancy. In this activity, participants read a scenario in which the main character has a boyfriend who would like to have sex with her without using a condom. After attempting to talk about sex and contraception with several adults and peers, she gets little information or support. Shortly thereafter, she has unprotected sex with her boyfriend and gets pregnant. After sharing their individual reactions to the scenario, participants work in groups to discuss several questions about the actions of all of the characters, who is responsible for the outcome, and what the characters could have done differently to prevent the unintended pregnancy. This activity is intended to give participants practice in using critical thinking skills that can be applied to their own sexual decision making process. In addition, this activity can enhance participants' communication skills and increase the likelihood that they will provide good information and support to others about pregnancy prevention.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A