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Planned Parenthood partners with more than 100 community organizations, colleges, resource centers, and other diverse groups through tabling events and community education. Our innovative health education program encourage young people to make healthy decisions, and empowers teachers, parents, professionals, and caregivers with the tools needed to have honest discussions with the young people in their lives.

 

INFORMATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES (60 minutes each)
Our interactive educational sessions provide education specific to a particular subject to encourage youth and young adults between the ages of 12-24 to make healthy, informed decisions regarding their sexuality and health. This program brings culturally appropriate information on a variety of topics to address different needs of youth, and can be offered in classroom or community settings.


Planned Parenthood Services
This presentation provides information on student rights to accessing sexual and reproductive health care, including a discussion on local resources. An overview of Planned Parenthood services that are available to the community, most with no to low cost. A discussion of services provided by the Health Centers, Community Education programs, and our Public Affairs department link participants to resources.


Birth Control Methods
During this education session, participants learn about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA approved birth control, beginning with abstinence. A comprehensive educational approach to preventing teen pregnancy, including a discussion on the benefits of delaying pregnancy, and negotiation and refusal skills. This session is supplemented with birth control models and optional condom demonstrations.

Anatomy and Physiology
This session provides participants with an opportunity to learn proper terminology, relating to reproductive anatomy and physiology as they examine changes that occur from infancy through adolescence and beyond, to identify normalcy associated with development.

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Participants learn about common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for their age group, including HIV/AIDS. Discussions will include: The nature of STIs, how they are transmitted, treated, and prevented. Information will be provided on the effectiveness and safety of all FDA approved methods that prevent or reduce the risk of contracting HIV and other STIs. This session is supplemented with classroom activities and a discussion on the social views of HIV and AIDS, including stereotypes and myths.

Puberty
Participants learn the normalcies surrounding the physical and emotional changes of puberty, including the functions of the organs that make up the reproductive systems. This session discusses the connection between puberty and reproduction and the appropriate products and strategies for maintaining healthy personal hygiene.

Healthy Relationships
Participants will examine the essential components of relationships and build skills to help facilitate discussions of what constitutes a healthy or unhealthy relationship. including consent. Participants will learn unhealthy trends amongst dating and youth, and upon completion can self-identify and prevent violence within relationships. This session includes a discussion on sexual abuse, violence, harassment, and sex trafficking.

Bullying and Safe Social Media
This session includes identifying the different characteristics of bullying situations including physical, verbal, and cyber-bullying, as well as  a discussion on what to do if you are a victim or bystander. Participants will gain the knowledge to become safer and smarter about using technology and social media.

Male Involvement & Responsibility 
Male participants will gain an understanding of how traditional masculinity impacts men’s reproductive health and health of others as well as gain comfort in communication with partners or clinicians about reproductive health issues. *Exclusive for male-identifying participants

Gender Identity & Expression
Participants will learn about gender, gender expression, and gender identity. There will be discussions around the harm of negative gender stereotypes. By being inclusive to different sexual orientations, participants gain an increase in positive attitudes and self-efficacy to resist societal pressures.

For questions, more information, or to request a presentation, please call:
Orange County 714.633.6373, ext. 334
San Bernardino 909.890-5515, ext. 334
Or Email: [email protected]