SafeTeens Lessons Encourage High Schoolers to Take Responsibility for Sexual Health

SafeTeens.org launches SafeTeens Lessons, a series of free lesson plans designed to foster responsibly for sexual health in students grades 7 through 12. Complementing the reliable health information offered on SafeTeens.org since 2002, SafeTeens Lessons offer teens another setting to challenge risky and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes with responsible and healthy ones.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

SafeTeens.org announces the January 2013 launch of SafeTeens Lessons, a series of sex education lesson plans designed to foster personal and interpersonal responsibly for sexual health in students grades 7 through 12. The first two lessons, “Musical STIs” and “The Continuum of Risk” are now available for free PDF download on the SafeTeens.org Educators’ Corner, a one-stop resource for health and sexuality educators.

Against the backdrop of one in two sexually active young people acquiring an STI by age 25, these fun, interactive lessons emphasize how quickly STIs can spread, disrupt social norms that support the spread of STIs, model conversations on negotiating sexual health risk, and encourage abstinence and safer sex methods, such condom use and regular STI screenings. SafeTeens Lessons will continue to be published on SafeTeens.org throughout 2013.

SafeTeens.org, Pennsylvania’s teens’ digital resource for a healthy lifestyle, is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and provided by Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS). Originally launched in 2002, SafeTeens.org is a confidential connection to Pennsylvania’s family planning health centers and encourages teens to replace risky and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes with responsible and healthy ones.

About Maternal & Family Health Services: MFHS is a non-profit health and human service organization that serves over 125,000 people in 16 Pennsylvania counties with programs that help women, children and families gain access to health and nutrition services. This agency was founded in 1971 and is celebrating over 40 years of connecting the community to better health. For more information about MFHS, visit mfhs.org or call 1-800-367-6347.


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