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Awareness of sexually transmitted infections

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This lesson supports curriculum codes:

  • Year 10 (ACPPS092)



This lesson aims to provide safer sex education with awareness of STI’s, ways of preventing them, and when and how to organise a sexual health check. The advanced concepts version has further information about procedures involved in sexual health checks.

Foundation knowledge includes awareness of public and private talk, body parts, and behaviours.

A social story describing STIs

Generalisation ideas

  • Condom use demonstrations on artificial models
  • Turn condoms into dams
  • Invite a sexual health professional to talk to a small group
  • Consequences:  discuss what could happen if an infection goes untreated; discuss what could happen if someone doesn’t know they have an infection
  • Flipside:  how would you feel if someone asked you to have sex without a condom?  when could someone have sex without a condom?
  • Watch educational clips about young people and STIs
  • Identify who your student could safely talk to about STIs.

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