For teens too shy to talk to mom and dad about sex, this book offers good, sound advice on a highly personal level - filling in some of the blanks in their knowledge about sex and relationships. Designed to help teens aged 16-19 make their own decisions about sexuality, Making Sexual Decisions talks not only about the facts of sexual health but also provides them with some things to think about when it comes to the feelings and emotions that surround sex.
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.
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