Suppose for a moment that you are the counselor of a 14-year-old. She has a boyfriend, and although she hasn't said anything specific to you, you suspect that she may be on the verge of becoming sexually active
Explain how you might approach the subject with her. What if any differences would there be if the 14-year-old was a boy?
An important thing about approaching sexual health subject with
a 14 year old girl would be friendliness and willingness to listen and make
sure not to judge in any way. The start of a subject could be about health in
general and what could be bad habits or health threats for teenagers. One of
the topics could turn into sexual health which is part of general health. Then
it would make sense to mention the possible health problems, including those
later in life, that can be a result of early sexual life, i. e. unwanted
pregnancy and STI (STD). So while remembering about different types of
protection it would be important to remember that not all the protection
methods work for preventing pregnancy and STI’s. At that point it would be good
to explain in detail what protection methods are out there and which would be
less or more efficient for either unwanted pregnancy or STI or both.
If it would be a 14 year old boy, it would make sense to mention
and describe all the responsibility that comes with becoming a father at this
extremely young age as well as all the potential health problems including
those later in life that can be a result of an STI.
Hope this helps!
Apr 22nd, 2015
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