Journal Entries Topics

Journal Entries should be well thought out and contain a minimum of 500 words of double spaced entry no larger than 12 point font. Please take time to reflect on the questions. Please submit by due date and in Word Document format. (Points will be deducted if not submitted in this form) ALL TOPICS MUST BE ANSWERED FOR FULL CREDIT. 

Topic Four:

What are your ideas about responsibility for contraception? Should one partner be responsible or should responsibility be shared? Where did you get your ideas? Are they tied to other attitudes you have about male and female gender roles? Are you comfortable with your attitude toward contraception and the effect is has on your life? Who taught you about conception? How do you think kids of today learn about conception? What can we do as a society to help prevent unwanted pregnancies? Should schools teach sex education? If so, what should they learn? Does your culture or religion change your personal views regarding contraception?

Topic Five:

What is right and wrong in terms of sexual expression is a highly individual matter that depends on each person’s unique personal exposure to the values of family, friends, religious and cultural standards, which differ from person to person, place to place, and time to time.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is projected to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. Using the information in your text or (you may use the internet) discuss the risk factors and implications associated with individuals of your age/race/gender and culture. Are you at risk? What will you do to decrease your risk of becoming one of the millions of individuals that will become infected with HIV? Discuss what you have learned about HIV/AIDS.

Topic Six:

As the most heavily advertised consumer product in the United States, cigarettes have a powerful impact, especially on the young. If you are a non-smoker, how can you protect yourself against secondhand smoke? How do you feel about the tobacco use of others and your exposure to secondhand smoke? The constitution gives us certain rights. Are the rights of smokers being denied in the public workplace? Why or why not?  If you are a smoker, why do you smoke? If you are non-smoker how do you deal with smoking friends? What barriers keep you from quitting if you are a smoker? Has anyone in your family or a close friend died from the results of tobacco? If you are an international student, discuss smoking in your country.