Pregnancy Prevention Program
The ResponsibleME Pregnancy Prevention program focuses on equipping learners with knowledge around the causes, implications of teenage pregnancy (physically, emotionally and economically), as well as providing prevention strategies and insight into family planning and goal setting in an effort to mitigate teenage pregnancy.
The program content includes lessons which enable learners to:
- Understand and internalize the challenges associated with teenage pregnancy
- Define situations which lead to teenage pregnancy
- Prevention and how to reduce the rate of HIV infection
- Explain the social and economic impacts of teenage pregnancy on young girls and their families
- Examine the female anatomy and the impact of teenage pregnancy on the body
- Address the reality of peer pressure and the need to fit-in socially, and how this can drive learners to makes unhealthy choices in their lives - in particular resulting in incidence of teenage pregnancy
- Identify sexual assault, particularly rape, and apply strategies of dealing with incidents of rape
- Apply pregnancy prevention strategies, through an understanding of the various birth control methods and effects thereof
- Understand the reasons for terminating pregnancy and the physical and emotional implication thereof
- Consider what constitutes a healthy family, evaluate the role of family in society, and appreciate the effect of gender based violence on the family unit
- Define and establish goals, and analyse factors which could inhibit successful goal attainment
Using these teachings as a resource, both male and female learners are equipped to identify high risk situations and apply the skills learnt, to make choices which will protect their futures. The participatory delivery methodology motivates learners to communicate openly about challenges they face daily.