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statistic: 1 in 4 teens get a
STI every year.
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Why is communication so
Wouldn’t you want to
Jane and Chris have been dating
for 2 months. Sometimes they
have sex. Jane suspects that
Chris is having sex with other
partners, but isn’t sure. What
should Jane do?
Shawn and Mary have been dating for a long
time, and the relationship has progressed
to a place where both partners want to
have sexual intercourse. When Mary asks
Shawn to use a condom, Shawn is
insulted! He says he is clean, that
condoms feel unnatural, fake and a total
turn off, and since Mary is on the pill it
shouldn’t be necessary. What should Mary
Mark just found out that he
has a STI. He wants to tell
his partner, but is afraid of
what his partner will think.
What should Mark do?
Katie’s boyfriend, Jared, recently noticed an
unusual discharge from his penis. When
he got tested, the results showed that he
had gonorrhea. He accused Katie of giving
it to him, since he’d been faithful to Katie.
Katie has had sex with other partners, but
doesn’t have any symptoms. Jared would
like Katie to get tested, but she doesn’t
want to. What should Jared do?
Mia’s younger sister thinks that
she might have a STI. She
doesn’t know where to go for
testing. She also doesn’t want
their parents to know. She has
asked Mia for help. What
should Mia do?
Steve’s girlfriend just told him that
she has Chlamydia. He knows he’ll
need to get tested and treated.
Steve has also had sex with
another girl about three weeks ago.
He knows the girl’s name, but
doesn’t know how to contact her.
What should Steve do?
Lisa is not in a steady
relationship. She sometimes
has sex with casual dates. She
is worried about STIs and wants
to know how to recognize the
symptoms. What should Lisa
Last year Jen was diagnosed
with genital herpes. Since that
time she has been abstinent.
Now she is dating someone
new. What should Jen do?
Lori and Dale have been in a
long-term relationship and have
been having sex for the last 8
months. Dale has been trying
to convince Lori to stop using
condoms “now that they know
each other so well.” What
should Lori do?
Donny has been dating the
same person for six months.
When they first had sex, they
used condoms, but stopped
using them about a month ago.
Now Donny has small itchy
bumps on his genitals. What
should Donny do?
Fatima has been with the same
partner for a year, and just
tested positive for Chlamydia.
What should Fatima do?
Six months ago, Jonas was at
a party and had too much to
drink. He ended up having
unprotected sex. Now he has
heard a rumor that the person
he had sex with is HIV positive.
What should Jonas do?
Leann was at a party last night at
her friend’s house. There were a
lot of people there she didn’t
know, so she decided to stay
sober. This morning when she
woke up, she was mixed up and
couldn’t remember anything that
happened the night before. What
should Leann do?
Ticket out the Door
Please complete the graphic organizer as though you
just found out you have a STI…
*WHO would you tell?
*WHEN would you tell this person?
*WHERE would you go for this conversation?
*WHY is it so important to have this conversation?
*HOW would you share the news?
*Explain the SIGNIFICANCE of telling this person
about your sexually transmitted infection.
Remember: Communication is the first step in