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Making Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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For teens too shy to talk to mom and dad about sex, author L. Kris Gowen offers them sound advice on a highly personal level, filling in some of the blanks in their knowledge about sex and relationships. Specifically designed to help young adults aged 16-19 make their own decisions about sexuality, Sexual Decisions is not only about the facts of sexual health, but it also delves into the feelings and emotions that surround sex. The philosophy of this book is: _ Teens have a right to ask questions and get answers....

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Overview

For teens too shy to talk to mom and dad about sex, author L. Kris Gowen offers them sound advice on a highly personal level, filling in some of the blanks in their knowledge about sex and relationships. Specifically designed to help young adults aged 16-19 make their own decisions about sexuality, Sexual Decisions is not only about the facts of sexual health, but it also delves into the feelings and emotions that surround sex. The philosophy of this book is: _ Teens have a right to ask questions and get answers. _ Teens already know a lot about sex and relationships, but not all there is to know. _ Teens are going to make decisions for themselves about sex. Having access to information can help them make better, safer decisions. _ No question should be left unanswered. The information included in this book is relevant to the lives of teens but includes topics that are not often discussed. It provides an education about sex that is practical, and gives teens a sense of what is going on 'out there'_in other people and the worlds of research and politics_as well as inside themselves.

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Editorial Reviews

American Journal For Sexuality Education
The text uses an easy-to read, conversational tone from the author to instruct teens on a broad array of subjects which includes the basics of female and male anatomy, reproduction and pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex, and family planning options....it was refreshing to read a book written specifically for teens that was sex-positive and not afraid to tackle complex issues regarding sexuality...
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Although missing the mark as the ultimate guides promised by their subtitles, these series entries provide thorough coverage of their respective topics. Both take a knowledge-is-power approach to arming readers with plenty of information to help them make informed and wise choices. Gowen discusses puberty for girls and boys, pregnancy, STDs, intercourse, safe sex, birth control, ethics, abuse, and rape. She offers facts, differing perspectives, and encouragement, and emphasizes that every choice carries a consequence. Strong titles on teen sexuality abound. No library should be without Ruth Bell's Changing Bodies, Changing Lives (Times, 1998), which includes contributions from hundreds of teens in wonderful depth and breadth of coverage. Paquette writes with calm compassion. She begins with a history of asthma and proceeds through its diagnosis, triggers, and treatments. Ways to cope at school and home are addressed, and teens' need to be proactive in treatment is emphasized. Paquette's title will complement Francis V. Adams's thorough The Asthma Sourcebook (Lowell House, 1998), which has good diagrams. Both books lack visual appeal; they include minimal illustration of the physiology involved and poor-quality, black-and-white photos. The "personal stories," de rigueur for teen self-help books, are set off by small, bold type that is difficult to read.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846470
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: It Happened to Me Series , #4
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,149,524
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

L. Kris Gowen is research associate at Portland State University, Oregon. She holds a joint appointment between the Community Health Department and the Graduate School of Social Work. She is coauthor of Image and Identity: Becoming the Person You Are (Scarecrow Press 2005) with Molly McKenna.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Female Basics Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Male Basics Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Pregnancy Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Sex: What It Is, Who Does It, What It's Like, and Other Important Questions Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Safer Sex Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Birth Control Options Chapter 10 Chapter 8. I Know What to Do, So Why Is It So Hard to Do What I Know Is Right? Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Communicating About Sex Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Great Relationships Chapter 13 Chapter 11. Abusive Relationships Chapter 14 Chapter 12. Rape Chapter 15 Chapter 13. Other Important Topics Chapter 16 Chapter 14. Conclusion Chapter 17 Notes Chapter 18 For Further Information Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 About the Author

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