Idaho RADAR Center
Boise State University
2103 University Dr
Boise, ID 83706-1860


phone: (208) 426-3471
fax: (208) 426-3334
radar@boisestate.edu

The Truth About Sex (School Version)

More than half of all teenagers have had sex before they're 18 years old. Therefore, it's not surprising that a teenager contracts a sexually transmitted disease every 10 seconds in America. Over 3,000 teenage girls become pregnant every day. Parents and teenagers are often too uncomfortable or too embarrassed to discuss the risks associated with sex. The Teen Files: The Truth About Sex forces teenagers to face the hard-hitting realities of having sex too young, including unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Viewers are introduced to several sexually active teenagers, many of whom are having unprotected sex. Two teens discuss the struggles of becoming parents at such a young age, while another young couple faces the possibility that they could be pregnant. A group of teenagers tour a microbiology lab, where hundreds of cases of sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed each year, and participate in a "mock AIDS test". Lisa, a 33-year-old heterosexual woman with full-blown AIDS, shares her story.
High School            30 min.           1999            VHS


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