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Human Development & Sexual Health
This activity was developed for educators to use within the classroom to reinforce the Ministry of Education’s Healthy Living Strand: Human Development and Sexual Health Grade 7 curriculum (2019).
Please note: It is essential to complete the pre-teaching material prior to utilizing the activity for increased class participation and retention of information.
General Tips for Teaching Sexual Health
- Acknowledge your own feelings about sexuality. Teaching about sexuality and relationships may cause embarrassment or anxiety for students and teachers. Simply acknowledging these feelings can help make them more manageable.
- Take some time to think in advance about your own personal boundaries.
- Create a positive and relaxed learning environment.
Personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of the body clean and healthy. Good hygiene leads to improved self-esteem, body image and confidence, and can prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases.
What is personal hygiene?
Personal hygiene includes care of the face, mouth, hands, hair, nails, body, and clothing. It also includes care of the body during puberty (menstrual and genital hygiene).
Educating young people with accurate information about contraceptive methods is important so they can make responsible and informed choices about their sexual health.
When it comes to sexual activities and any intimate contact, everyone involved needs to give/receive enthusiastic consent.
STBBIs are common infections that can pass from one person to another during sexual contact.
Educating youth about healthy relationships is important to help them develop skills and knowledge to make healthier choices.