Anda di halaman 1dari 3

NAME:Michael Fassero PERIOD: 3 My Level: ABSENT?

Level 1
Basic Overview and Whether You Agree or Disagree

(For Full Credit Turned in Late):

Absent Date=

Level 2
Basic Questions to Issue and 1 potential advantage/disadvantage

Level 3
Higher Level Questions and 3 potential advantages/disadvantages for each issue

Level 4
All information and questions related to issue and embed this into ePortfolio.

Topic 1: The HPV Vaccine Debate


Information Necessary to Understand Topic

Potential Sources

Basic Overview:The HPV vaccine is a highly debated topic. It helps protect against cancers and other diseases that occur from sexual activity but some people believe it is dangerous to the body as a long-term effect.

What it Does Protect Against: 1.Anal Cancer 2.Penile Cancer 3.Vaginal Cancer

What it Doesnt Protect (Think!): 1. Anal Cancer 2.Penile Cancer 3.Vaginal Cancer

% of Cervical Cancer Protection: 75%

% of Genital Wart Protection: 90%

My Level of Agreement: Highlight or Underline One (I think this is.) Really Really Bad For Good for Society Society Potential Advantages Potential Disadvantages 1. Protects against a few cancers. 1. Does not act fully as a protection + from diseases. 2. Can be more sexually active. 2. Possibility of cancer in the long+ term. 3. Teaches teens to think first 3. Your actions are not very before involving themselves in responsible when having the sexual activities. vaccine. + -

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

How Many Shots: There are 3 shots.

Is there a shot for boys? What is it called? Yes, it is called Gardasil.

Cost: $130

Does this promote promiscuity or should we take advantage of something that could potentially help us? Yes because they feel more assured that nothing will happen so they take advantage of the vaccine although it does not fully protect against diseases and cancers.

Level 5/Extra Credit/Going Beyond: Define Herd Immunity and explain how it applies to the debate.

Topic 2: Emergency Contraception (Plan B)


Information Necessary to Understand Topic

Potential Sources

Basic Overview: You have to be 17 or older to get it over the counter but if you are under 17 you can get a prescription for it. It changes the hormone levels so the egg cannot become fertilized.

My Level of Agreement: Highlight or Underline One (I think this is.) Really Really Bad For Good for Society Society Potential Advantages Potential Disadvantages

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Intended Use (Why people use it): People use it as a backup plan to birth control and condoms.

How close to failed / no contraceptives: (Time Frame?) You have to take it within 72 hours of unprotected sex otherwise it will be non-effective.

1. Reduces risk of getting pregnant. + 2. Can be used as a backup to birth control and condoms. + 3. Helpful to a couple who are unable to support a child. +

1. Emergency use only. 2. Can result in menstrual and other health problems. 3. Often can be abused usage. -

Do You Need a Prescription?: If you are under the age of 17.

Cost: $50

Mechanism of action-how it works: Plan B changes the hormone levels in the women so the egg cannot become fertilized. The negative side to this is more often than not the person consuming the pill will become sick.

Does this promote people not taking accountability for their choices or provide an alternative to someone not wanting to get pregnant? I believe Plan B provides an alternative to someone not wanting to get pregnant as opposed to promoting not taking accountability for peoples choices because I think that Plan B is used more as an alternative and last resort more than a primary choice.

Level 5: How is this similar/different than the abortion pill (RU-486)?

Topic 3: The Condom Availability Debate


Information Necessary to Understand Topic

Potential Sources

Basic Overview: Condom availability is a highly debated topic. Some believe that condoms should be actively promoted to help prevent sexual diseases and some believe the opposite, and that it is going against the morals of their religious beliefs.

Provide one stat on teen pregnancy. 79% of teenagers who become pregnant are unmarried. Cite: http://www.teenhelp.com/teenpregnancy/teen-pregnancy-statistics.html

Provide one stat on teen pregnancy. 80% of teenage pregnancies are unintended. Cite: http://www.teenhelp.com/teenpregnancy/teen-pregnancystatistics.html

In your opinion do these statistics warrant public educations involvement? I believe they do because public education needs to inform students about the severity of teen pregnancy and inform them on the many statistics that are attributed with teenage pregnancies.

My Level of Agreement: Highlight or Underline One (I think this is.) Really Really Bad For Good for Society Society Potential Advantages Potential Disadvantages 1. Lower teen pregnancy rates. 1. Condoms do not reduce sexual + pleasure, it raises it. 2. Lower the chance of getting 2. Teens will be more likely to diseases during sexual activity. involve themselves in sexual + activity. 3. Easily obtainable. 3. Teens will rely too heavily on + condoms and forget about the consequences that can come with sexual activity. -

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

What does a schools condom availability program look like? Who gets condoms, where, when and how? Condom availability programs are more common than people may think. A student can get them from teachers, principals, vending machines, baskets, counselors, and other school personnel just by simply asking.

So the big question is how would condom availability affect the student body? Does it promote unhealthy behavior or are you providing a healthy outlet for those that will do it anywaysif so is it even a schools place to get involved ? Condom availability

does not necessarily affect the student body because studies apparently show that it does not promote sexual activity. A study in New York schools that have the condom availability program found an increase in condom usage but not an increase in sexual activity.

Level 5/Extra Credit/Going Beyond: What does your research say/cite? Do condoms make a difference? Cite at least 1 study and the results.

Topic 4: The Safe Haven Law


Information Necessary to Understand Topic
Basic Overview:

Potential Sources

1 2 3 4 5 6

Time Frame:

Approved Locations?

My Level of Agreement: Highlight or Underline One (I think this is.) Really Really Bad For Good for Society Society Potential Advantages Potential Disadvantages 1. 1. + -

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2. 3. -

What happens to parental rights? What is Illinois Law exactly?

2. + 3. +

Does this promote people not taking accountability for their choices or provide an alternative to someone not able to provide for a child?

Level 5: How do state laws vary on this?