Planned Parenthood


Sample Lesson Plan: Contraception


  • To list effective methods of birth control
  • To determine advantages and disadvantages for each method of birth control
  • To state where each method of birth control can be obtained


Activity #1 - This activity demonstrates the chances of getting pregnant with or without using contraception. (interactive activity)

Define Terms:

  • Failure rate
  • Effectiveness
  • Perfect use
  • Typical use

Activity #2
-Explanation of Methods (interactive activity, non lecture)

The following methods will be included in the lesson:

  • Abstinence
  • The Pill
  • Depo-provera
  • The Patch
  • The Ring
  • Male Condom
  • Female Condom
  • Withdrawal

The following information will be present about each method:

  • Type
  • Failure Rate
  • How it prevents pregnancy
  • How it is used
  • Side effects
  • Advantages/disadvantages
  • Where you get it

Wrap-up and discussion questions:

  • Which method is the best for pregnancy prevention?
  • Which method is the best for STI prevention?
  • Which method of contraception would you recommend to a friend? Why?
  • Which method can be used in combination with another method?
  • Which methods do not require a doctor's visit or prescription?
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Sample Lesson Plan: Contraception