"The instructors take what can be a sensitive subject and handle it with insight and individual awareness. Bravo Planned Parenthood"
-- 5th Grade Teacher, Bethel School District
For information about scheduling a Planned Parenthood education program call (541) 344-1611 x1014 or email [email protected].
PPSO provides age-appropriate sessions for elementary, middle, and high school youth in both school and community settings. Our medically accurate programs are enthusiastically received by teachers, parents, and students. Our community educators support teachers in addressing specific Health Education Standards and Oregon State Benchmark Categories.
Sex education isn't just for young people. PPSO also provides programs about relevant sexual and reproductive health issues for adults. We offer sessions for universities and colleges, treatment centers, transition programs, adults with developmental disabilities, and other community-based agencies.
The following presentations are designed for grades 4 - 5. Contact us to schedule a session in your school or other educational setting (in Southwestern Oregon only).
Growing Up... and Liking It!*
Human Growth & Development
- This series of informative, fun presentations about growth and development was created with input from teachers, school nurses, parents and students:
Anatomy & physiology: male and female reproductive systems
- Human reproduction
Prenatal development and birth
- Puberty: physical, emotional and social changes
HIV/AIDS (typically scheduled as session 3)
This program provides an age-appropriate, sensitive discussion about HIV and AIDS; includes review of immune system and HIV disease process; living with HIV.
*Parent Preview available
We offer a parent preview for our elementary program which provides a great opportunity for parents to review program content and obtain resources to support them in communicating with their children about sexuality.
Middle and High School
Interactive middle and high school program topics are offered in the specific grades listed as follows. Sessions build upon one another year after year. At the same time, each session can stand alone as a complete presentation. Contact us to schedule a presentation (in Southwestern Oregon only). The middle and high school series of programs includes information about Planned Parenthood and other community services, and a strong emphasis on healthy relationships.
The New 3Rs: Rights, Respect, Responsibility (Grades 9-12; grade 8 upon request)
Why are teen pregnancy, birth, abortion, and STI rates in Western Europe dramatically lower than in the US? Why do youth in Germany, France and the Netherlands delay sex longer than US youth? This program stimulates conversation about the significant differences and poses the question, "Can we do better?"
Anatomy & Physiology (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
A great review of reproductive systems, plus a discussion of the reproductive cycle and how pregnancy occurs.
Puberty (Grades 6 and 7)
This session provides an opportunity to examine (or be reminded of) the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty as well as the support systems available to youth as they grow and mature.
Making Decisions About Sex (Grades 7 and 8)
Just what do we mean by abstinence? According to the research, it depends on who you ask. This session looks at the variety of reasons someone might choose to postpone sex (offered in a series with Birth Control/Sexual Protection, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and/or HIV/AIDS see below).
Birth Control/Sexual Protection (Grades 8, 9/10, and 11/12)
An interactive presentation about preventive methods, myths around pregnancy prevention, services and sexual responsibility.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (Grades 7, 8, 9/10 and 11/12)
This presentation provides essential information about the prevention, transmission, symptoms and treatment of the most common STIs.
HIV/AIDS (Grades 6, 7, 8, 9/10 and 11/12)
Update on HIV disease, current issues and youth-specific information and resources; includes classroom activities.
Reproductive Rights (Grades 11/12)
A thought-provoking discussion about the abortion issue from a legal, historical and medical perspective.
College/University Level Programs
PPSO education staff are available to tailor presentations to meet the needs of college/university level students. Content areas include:
- The New 3Rs: Rights, Respect, Responsibility
- Birth Control/Sexual Protection
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Reproductive Rights
These programs can be presented as they relate to the personal needs of students and/or their preparation for future professional work with youth.