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This slideshow is for anyone who is interested in the healthy development of preteens. You could be a parent, aunt, uncle, older cousin, teacher or a mentor. This short slide presentation will help you talk to your tweens about sexual and reproductive health issues.

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  1. 2. <ul><li>This is for those who are interested in the healthy development of young people. </li></ul><ul><li>This is for those who are interseted in helping preteens transition into their teenage years by helping to them make informed and conscious choices </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>A tween is a young person between the ages of 11-13 years of age, who has reached the transitional period prior to becoming a teenager. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Won’t talking about sex make them want go do it? </li></ul><ul><li>What time is the right time? </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t he/she too young for this kind of thing? </li></ul><ul><li>I CAN NOT talk to my child about sex </li></ul>Are they ready for the talk?
  4. 5. <ul><li>Listen to your tween and gage his/her maturity level </li></ul><ul><li>Get informed </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to be surprised </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ The talk” is not one talk. It is a series of discussions over the course of your tweens life span. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Gender socialization/ Gender roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meanings of Masculinity, femininity and ambiguity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Healthy Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>-Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>-Communication </li></ul><ul><li>-Correct ways to be treated </li></ul><ul><li>-Compromised </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Puberty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in relationships due to puberty </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heterosexuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homosexuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political Implications of both </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Anatomy and physiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomical Parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The function of the parts </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexually Transmitted Infections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical changes that occur during pregnancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional changes that occur during pregnancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life changes that occur as a consequence of pregnancy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Safe Sex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits and difficulties associated with abstinence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraceptives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods ranging from Condoms to the various methods of birth control </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Condom The Patch IUD The shot The Pill The Ring
  14. 15. <ul><li>Teachable Moments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking about friends and classmates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Probing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding out what tween already knows and building on that knowledge and correcting wrong information </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Posing non leading questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you like anyone? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have any special friends? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of things to the other kids talk about? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>It is so important for tweens to feel that they have a trusted adult who they communicate with. If this is not you make sure they have identified this person in their life. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>It is up to us to educate our children and guide them into a healthy and responsible adulthood! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU CAN DO IT! </li></ul>
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