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  2. 2. WHAT IS SEXUALITY EDUCATION? <ul><li>It aims </li></ul><ul><li>to provide accurate and adequate knowledge on HUMAN SEXUALITY not only about SEX. </li></ul><ul><li>to reinforce positive social behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>to inculcate positive values and attitudes of sexuality </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHY SEXUALITY EDUCATION? <ul><li>Reports from media & findings from statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>678 teens aged 10-19 yrs sought help for STI in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1985-2004, 18 teens were diagnosed as HIV+ </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, 4 boys (17 – 19 yrs) were diagnosed as HIV+ </li></ul><ul><li>Teens who appear at DSC have had an average of 4 sex partners </li></ul><ul><li>*DSC = Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections Control Clinic </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY SEXUALITY EDUCATION? <ul><li>MOH reported : </li></ul><ul><li>1500 teen pregnancies a year </li></ul><ul><li>Number of teenage mothers are </li></ul><ul><li>on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>fewer are aborting </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHY SEXUALITY EDUCATION? <ul><li>A survey among 20 teens by the Sunday Times showed that half of them had sex before they turned 16 </li></ul><ul><li>A study by Straits Times (2005) & another by NTU (2003) found that 1 in 5 teens have had sex. </li></ul><ul><li>A recent Durex global sex survey indicated that Singaporeans have sex for the first time on average at age 18.4 , among the youngest in the region. </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHY SEXUALITY EDUCATION? <ul><li>A dipstick survey involving 1061 upper sec & JC students revealed: </li></ul><ul><li>45.8% have viewed pornographic materials </li></ul><ul><li>11.5% have engaged in at least 1 sexual activity, most of whom do not use any protective measures </li></ul>
  7. 7. TODAY’S LESSON <ul><li>Do I Really Know My Friend? </li></ul><ul><li>R.E.A.C.H For A Rewarding Relationship </li></ul>
  8. 8. Do I Really Know My Friend? <ul><li>5 Dimensions to the Total Self </li></ul><ul><li>S ocial </li></ul><ul><li>P hysical </li></ul><ul><li>I ntellectual </li></ul><ul><li>E motional </li></ul><ul><li>M oral </li></ul>
  10. 10. A person’s total self is like the iceberg Clearly Visible Social & Physical Aspects E.g. Appearance, Behaviour, Friends Less Visible Intellectual, Emotional & Moral Aspects E.g. belief system, feelings & thoughts
  11. 11. Therefore, <ul><li>To really know your friend, you’ll need to know the 5 dimensions of that person. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Otherwise… <ul><li>Like an iceberg, </li></ul><ul><li>a relationship can be wrecked because people get too close or physically intimate before they learn the ‘hidden’ parts of each other. </li></ul>
  13. 13. REMEMBER… <ul><li>Concentrating on physical intimacy will not allow you to know a person well enough. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need to know the other aspects of the person that are not easily visible – emotional, intellectual & moral aspects </li></ul>
  14. 14. R.E.A.C.H Principle VISUALISATION EXERCISE Close your eyes and think of a person whom you like & trust very much. Listen to the following questions.
  15. 15. REFER TO Handout 1 Write down your thoughts and feelings about that person whom you like and trust very much in the worksheet. List the qualities of the person you have visualised.
  16. 16. How do you build a healthy relationship with that person? <ul><li>R espect </li></ul><ul><li>E mpathy </li></ul><ul><li>A cceptance </li></ul><ul><li>C are </li></ul><ul><li>H onesty </li></ul>
  17. 17. REACH PRINCIPLE <ul><li>Applies to all relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Need not resort to sexual activities which will result in unhealthy relationship </li></ul>
  18. 18. A relationship is considered unhealthy if you are made to feel… <ul><li>Worthless </li></ul><ul><li>Unloved </li></ul><ul><li>Flawed </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened </li></ul>
  19. 19. Is your relationship healthy? <ul><li>Refer to Handout 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a friend you are very close to and answer the questions. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Is your relationship healthy? <ul><li>If most or all of your answers are ‘YES’, perhaps it’s time for you to evaluate whether you should continue with that relationship. </li></ul>
  21. 21. BEST ADVICE WINS <ul><li>Life as a teenager is a challenging one indeed. Here’s a teenager who needs advice on relationship issues. (refer to handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on what you have learnt today, give this teenager some advice to help him through his problem. </li></ul><ul><li>An exciting prize awaits the best advice! </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your entry to your CD coach. </li></ul>
  22. 22. DEBRIEF <ul><li>To know our friends, we need to know their total self – 5 dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Resorting to physical intimacy will only allow us to know one aspect of the person. </li></ul><ul><li>Not knowing the 5 dimensions of our friend might ruin our relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Building a healthy relationship can be based on the REACH Principle. </li></ul>
  23. 23. THANK YOU