- July 20, 2023 at 2:28 pm #34507AngelKeymaster
Abortion (including Plan B, Moring After Pill, Medical Abortion, D & C etc), is a highly controversial topic. How might you approach this topic to ensure you are giving comprehensive sex ed, without dismissing those in your class or group who have strong feelings about it?October 12, 2023 at 6:48 pm #34813KimParticipant
I would probably try to say something similar to the following:
When someone gets pregnant, they may choose to terminate the pregnancy. This choice could be made for any variety of reasons. The idea of terminating a pregnancy on purpose can cause plenty of people to feel sad, or angry, or any other mix of emotions. While those emotions are valid, this class is meant to explain what can happen during pregnancy and what choices someone can make about their pregnancy, it’s not meant to discuss the emotional or ethical side of things. If you feel distress for any reason after this class, I strongly urge you to talk about it with a trusted person.
I would then go into explaining whatever aspects of abortion the class is meant to cover. If asked for my own opinion, I would simply say that my viewpoint is not relevant during a technical explanation.October 16, 2023 at 7:34 pm #34819Jenn WParticipant
I believe it is important to have a solid understanding of all the facts and choices that are available to an individual in any given situation. By keeping with the facts, it is easier to keep out the emotional aspects and personal opinions when discussing sensitive topics. If someone feels they need to share their individual opinions and beliefs, I believe it is important to reiterate that their feelings are valid, but we are here to discuss facts that are available, rather then our personal feelings and opinions. As difficult as this may be for some, it is important to have an outline to follow and stick with.
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