sexual health true or false cards resource (all levels) sexual health true or false cards - contraception 1: a girl cannot get pre
SEXUAL HEALTH TRUE OR FALSE
CARDS RESOURCE (ALL LEVELS)
SEXUAL HEALTH TRUE OR FALSE CARDS - CONTRACEPTION
1: A girl cannot get pregnant whilst having a period
6: A doctor cannot tell your parents you are having sex
2: Without using contraception there is a 1 in 3 chance of getting
7:The pill protects against STIs
3: Contraception is difficult to get hold of and is expensive
8: A girl cannot get pregnant if she has sex in the bath/shower
4: Withdrawing before ejaculation is a method of contraception
9: The barrier method of contraception stops sperm from getting
5: If a girl goes to the loo after having sex she won’t get pregnant
10: A girl won’t get pregnant if it is her first time having sex.
False: Even when a woman is on her period there is a risk that she
could get pregnant if she has unprotected sex. The menstrual cycle
can be affected by factors such as stress or a change of diet, and
the chances of getting pregnant will depend on the length of the
menstrual cycle. It is also important to be aware that sperm can
survive inside a woman’s body for several days.
2. True: Even when using contraception you must always take care to
ensure you use it properly and that it is reliable (condoms in date,
etc). Look through your options and choose the right contraception for
3. False: Contraception doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to
get hold of. Most forms of contraception are free on the NHS and if
you want to talk through your choices GPs and family planning clinics
4. False: There is sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-come) that
leaks out when a boy is excited, before he ejaculates. It only takes
one sperm to fertilise an egg, so this is definitely not a method of
5. False: This does not have an impact on a girl’s likelihood of
getting pregnant and cannot be used as a contraception strategy.
6. True: Under the law a doctor can provide contraception for young
people under 16 without parental agreement if they think they are
7. False: When taken correctly the pill is over 99% effective at
preventing pregnancy, but it offers no protection at all against STIs.
8. False: Having sex in water offers no protection at all against
pregnancy, or STIs.
9. True: This is one of the easiest and most effective ways of
preventing pregnancy. There are several barrier methods including:
male and female condom, female diaphragm and cap. The barrier prevents
the sperm from reaching the egg.
10 False: If you have sex without using contraception then you can get
pregnant, whether it is your first time or you’ve had sex before.
SEXUAL HEALTH TRUE OR FALSE CARDS - STIs
1: Once you’ve been treated for an STI you cannot get it again
5: Having an STI is like the end of the world
2: You always have symptoms if you have an STI
6: HIV is the most serious STI
3: You cannot get an STI through oral sex
7: Safe sex is about not getting pregnant or infected
4: Using a condom will stop most STIs
8: If I think I am infected, I should just stop having sex
False: just like any other infection, treatment does not mean a
cure. You should always take care to have safe sex, but if you do
have unprotected sex and think you may be at risk, head back to
your GP or Sexual Health Clinic and get checked out, regardless of
whether you have been treated in the past or not.
False: there are often no symptoms at all to show you have an STI,
no soreness, no discharge. And you certainly cannot tell if
someone else has one. If you are worried you may have caught an
STI then you should contact your GP or local Sexual Health Clinic
to be tested.
False: a sexually transmitted infection is passed from one person
to another through unprotected sex OR genital contact, including
True: Condoms are highly effective at stopping STIs being
transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral sex. They can also be
used in conjunction with other methods of contraception, such as
the pill or the implant.
False: If you suspect you have an STI go straight to your GP or
Sexual Health Clinic to be tested. Should you test positive, it is
not the end of the world at all. Most STIs can be successfully
treated, but it is very important to get checked out as soon as
possible, whether you have any symptoms or not.
True: HIV attacks and weakens the immune system, making the body
less able to fight infection. HIV can be passed on by unprotected
sex and through contact with infected blood, often through needle
sharing. Most people with HIV are able to live long and relatively
healthy lives with the help of medication, though there is no
cure. AIDS is the final stage of HIV, when the body can no longer
fight life threatening infections.
True: safe sex means considering the possibility of infection and
pregnancy, and taking precautions to prevent them as best you can.
Take time to find the best method of contraception for you and
False: you should always seek help from your GP or local Sexual
Health Clinic if you think you have an STI. If left untreated,
many STIs can become quite unpleasant and be seriously damaging to