Sexual Health Education
Personal Responsibility Education Program
Allen County Health Department has been awarded grant funding through the state Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The program is designed to provide sexual health education to youth in hopes of reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Reducing the Risk
Allen County-Scottsville High School and the Allen County Health Department have partnered together to provide ninth grade students with sexual health education. Health educators teach the Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STI, and HIV curriculum. The lessons teach ways to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STI's), and pregnancy. Students learn how HIV and other STI's are transmitted and how teens can best protect themselves. Abstinence - choosing not to have sex - is given as the best choice for students. Accurate information about other protection methods are also be provided.
Students must obtain parental consent in order to participate in this program. Parents and guardians are welcome to preview the Reducing the Risk curriculum. Please contact one of the sexual health education staff to arrange a time to preview the material and answer any questions you may have about the program.