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Comprehensive Health

 

Physical Health | Reproduction/Sexuality

  
CH.PH.04.01

Development

Identify the components, functions, and processes of the reproductive system

  
CH.PH.04.02

Development

Identify the physical changes as related to the reproductive system during puberty

  
CH.PH.04.03

Development

Define sexual orientation using the correct terminology (such as heterosexual, and gay and lesbian)

  
CH.PH.04.04

Wellness

Recognize that diet, exercise, rest, and avoidance of risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and other substance use contribute to the health of a mother and fetus

  
CH.PH.04.05

Development

Recognize the emotional and physical changes as related to the reproductive system during puberty

  
CH.PH.04.06

Wellness

Explain the benefits of abstinence, postponing sexual behavior, and setting limits on sexual behavior

  
CH.PH.04.07

Wellness

Describe short- and long-term consequences of sexuality-related risk behaviors and identify barriers and supports for making health-enhancing decisions

  
CH.PH.04.08

Wellness

Describe behaviors and methods for pregnancy prevention, including abstinence

  
CH.PH.04.09

Wellness

Define the types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and how they are prevented

  
CH.PH.04.10

Wellness

Identify sexual discrimination and harassment

  
CH.PH.04.11

Development

Identify the stages of the male and female reproductive systems over the life cycle

  
CH.PH.04.12

Development

List the signs of pregnancy

  
CH.PH.04.13

Development

Describe the effectiveness and consequences of various pregnancy, HIV, and STI prevention methods, including abstinence

  
CH.PH.04.14

Development

Identify possible determinants of sexual orientation and analyze the weight of each in light of available research

  
CH.PH.04.15

Wellness

Explain the importance of examination of both genders for HIV and STIs before conception and the risks and precautions of delivery when HIV and STIs are present

  
CH.PH.04.16

Wellness

Describe proper prenatal care and identify types of birth defects

  
CH.PH.04.17

Wellness

Explain the importance of communication and setting limits in a sexual relationship

  
CH.PH.04.18

Wellness

Identify and distinguish among types and degrees of sexual risk (pregnancy, sexual assault, STIs, including HIV/AIDS)

  
CH.PH.04.19

Wellness

Evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS on the community, medical resources, and family

  
CH.PH.04.20

Wellness

Identify resources available for treatment of reproductive health problems

  
CH.PH.04.a

Interdisciplinary Learning Objectives
(Law and Policy. Connects with History & Social Science: Civis & Government)
Identify and explain laws about reproductive services
  
CH.PH.04.b

Interdisciplinary Learning Objective
(Law and Policy. Connects with History & Social Science: Civis & Government)
Explain the laws and relevant court rulings concernings rights about consensual sexual relationships and reproduction (e.g., Roe v. Wade, Bowers v. Hardwick)

Last Updated: January 17, 2024

 
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