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Teaching Transparencies – Abstinence Is for Lovers Curriculum

THIS CURRICULUM IS IN PROGRESS! It may be updated to a Power Point Program which can be used during your presentation; until then, simply make your own ppt! Teens NEED this information!

Abstinence Is For Lovers!

Transparency #1: KNOW YOUR VALUES [key with attached label that reads:] "The key to your future"

Transparency #2: Rubes Fishbowl – 2 frames. Two fish in small fishbowl. One fish says to other "I'm tired of Just watching the world go by! I'm going to go out there and experience LIFE!"  Second frame: fish inside bowl is looking out at other fish dying on table.

Transparency #3: CHLAMYDIA * MOST COMMON STD * 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 INFECTED EACH YEAR [average 70,000 people per state, divide by # of counties in state, and divide by # people per county] * CAUSED BY BACTERIA — can be treated, but… * 20% do NOT RESPOND TO TREATMENT — DAMAGE ALREADY DONE * RESULTS IN: STERILITY IN WOMEN TUBAL PREGNANCY PNEUMONIA/ FAILURE TO THRIVE IN BABIES * VERY CONTAGIOUS 10-30% OF ALL 15-19 yr-olds WHO ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE ARE INFECTED CONDOMS PROVIDE VERY LITTLE — IF ANY — PROTECTION

Transparency #4: HERPES SIMPLEX II (HSV) * PAINFUL BLISTERS * CAUSED BY VIRUS — NO CURE * CAN BE TRANSMITTED EVEN IF BLISTERS ARE NOT PRESENT * 20% OF THE US POPULATION OVER AGE 11 IS INFECTED * INCREASES RISK OF HIV (AIDS) TRANSMISSION CONDOMS PROVIDE… LITTLE PROTECTION AGAINST HERPES BECAUSE IT CAN BE TRANSMITTED BY SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Transparency #5: Herpes II – HIV Link * LINK first identified by the CDC in 1988: "Early in the epidemic, persistent HERPES was one of the FIRST SIGNS of HIV infection. Today it's the most common STD among people with HIV and symptom outbreaks are 2 to 4 times more frequent (in this population)." [Dr. Timothy Schacker, assoc dir of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Univ of MN, who has been studying the herpes-HIV link for more than a decade] * Researchers theorize that the herpes lesions provide an easy port of entry for the virus. * Public health experts: Herpes is the most serious STD threat because of the exceptionally large number of people infected (45,000,000 Americans over age 11) and because of its suspected ABILITY TO INTERACT with HIV at the CELLULAR LEVEL. * DATA: "… suggest a significant biological interaction between (Herpes & HIV) that results in more efficient sexual transmission of HIV and an increased rate of HIV replication," [2001 issue of the journal Herpes] i.e. the presence of Herpes II seems to accelerate the progression of AIDS

* Recent studies suggest that about 80% of HSV infections are transmitted via cells shed during asymptomatic periods (i.e. passed to others when no blisters/sores — no symptoms — are visible)

Why do these national "health" groups, including the federal CDC, fail to admit that ABSTINENCE IS THE ONLY 100% CERTAIN WAY TO AVOID THESE DANGEROUS DISEASES? (Answer: $$, fear)

Transparency # : IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING SEX (ANY sexual activity beyond a simple kiss), YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY!!

"Safe Sex" is a deadly game! Saved Sex is the healthy & smart choice!

 

Transparency: HPV HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS * CAUSES GENITAL WARTS * CAUSES AT LEAST 95% OF ALL CERVICAL CANCER * CAUSES CANCER OF VULVA AND CANCER OF THE PENIS IN MALES * CAUSED BY A VIRUS — NO CURE FOR MOST OF THE 100 STRAINS WARTS CAN BE SCRAPED OFF, BURNED OFF, CUT OFF, FROZEN OFF… BUT USUALLY RETURN * HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS — 1 IN 2 SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS * AT LEAST 10% OF U.S. POPULATION INFECTED * 60% OF SEXUALLY ACTIVE COEDS AT RUTGERS INFECTED * CONDOMS PROVIDE NO PROTECTION AGAINST HPV BECAUSE IT IS TRANSMITTED BY SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Transparency: 2001 MAJOR CONDOM STUDY (i.e. Reality Check 101) * Scientific NIH 20July01 Report ["Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention", NIH, the FDA, the CDC, & USAID; www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/stds/condomreport.pdf; The report, developed by a scientific panel of 28 experts, collaborated to examine 138+ peer-reviewed, published studies on condom effectiveness in the transmission of STDs]

{Condoms have been studied & researched for at least 20-30 years} There is no scientific evidence that condoms prevent the transmission of the 8 major Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

* The researchers found no proof that condoms are effective in preventing the spread of the 8 primary STDs that represent 98% of all cases * . Of eight STDs (HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, chancroid, trichomoniasis, Herpes Simplex II [HSV], & Human Papilloma Virus [HPV]) examined by the panel, condoms were not found to provide universal protection against any of them.

Transparency: ALERT!! ALERT!! *** WE DO NOT KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF MOST OF THESE STDs BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN AROUND VERY LONG *** IF A PERSON HAS 1 STD, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT PERSON HAS MORE THAN ONE STD *** THE CHANCE OF ACQUIRING HIV INCREASES DRAMATICALLY IF THE PERSON ALREADY HAS AN STD SUCH AS HPV, HERPES, GONORRHEA, CHLAMYDIA, etc.

Transparency: "the pill" and "the shot" provide NO PROTECTION AGAINST STDs and may actually increase the chances of transmitting STDs

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even with "the pill", at least 12-18 of every 100 girls using it will be pregnant within one year

Transparency: SEX Makes… BABIES !!!

 

Transparency: Think about it…WHEN 2 PEOPLE HAVE SEX, THEY HAVE SEX WITH EVERY ONE THEY HAVE EVER HAD SEX WITH IN THE PAST They bring all the diseases, all the memories, all the comparisons, all the hurts, and all the heartbreak…

Transparency: When you're on the wrong road going in the wrong direction… speeding up doesn't help…

 

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