PRE-and EARLY TEENS (approximate ages 10-14.)
Boys and Sex
Amor y sexo pare el
Wardell B. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
A sexual guide for teenage boys written in a straightforward objective and non-judgmental way, using language which is easily understood. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico
The Edusex Series:
Pubertad y sexo
Adolescencia y sexo
Continues this excellent series through the older age levels. Each book is accompanied by a guide for teachers and parents. Publisher: Libreria Voluntad
Girls and Sex
Amor y sexo para ella)
Wardell B. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Dr. Pomeroy writes in an open way without moralizing and not discourage teenage girls from engaging in sexual activities if they are psychologically ready. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico.
Love and Sex and Growing Up (Lo que Cambia en Ti durante la Adolescencia)
Eric W. Johnson and Corrine B. Johnson
A book for pre-adolescents which covers a broad range of topics. Helps a young person to think about what being a man or a woman means in today’s world. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico
Pronto Sere Adolescente
The facts of pubertal development and human reproduction are simply and directly told to pre-adolescents. Publisher: Editorial Nova Terra, S.A.
Sex: Telling it Straight
Sexo sin rodeos
A simple but honest treatment of those topics in human sexuality of greatest concern to adolescents. It presents positive views on sex without preaching or moralizing. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico.
LATER TEENS (Approximate ages 15-18)
Pregnancy, Birth and Family
Alan F. Guttmacher
A straightforward presentation of the facts of human reproduction and family planning. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico.
Sex Before Twenty
New Answers for Youth
Helen F. Southard
In this book, teenagers are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves in discovering their full roles as sexual persons. Publisher: Editorial Pax-Mexico
Pamphlets about menstruation, vaginitis and methods of contraception are available in English and Spanish from Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut and Yale New Haven Hospital Women’s Center.
Films for the Classroom available from:
Planned Parenthood, 129 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT
Color, 16mm, 25 minutes—Spanish with English Subtitles
The romantic dreams of a young engaged couple come up against some of the harsh realities of modern urban life. The Planned Parenthood message is skillfully woven into this moving human story set in New York’s Puerto Rican neighborhood.
Adolescent Sexual Conflict—Are We Still Going To The Movies?
Color, 16mm, 14 minutes
This film focuses on a young couple who while on a picnic reveal that their relationship is suffering because of their inability to agree on the amount of sexual involvement they should have with each other. Through their narrative we learn of the preconceived notions they have of the ways men and women should react to each other.
Are You Ready for Sex
Color, 16mm and 8mm Fairchild #7007 cartridge 24 minutes
Focuses on clarifying personal values and mating responsible sexual decisions. Through dramatizations and student discussions, questions about sexual responsibility, pressure from other teenagers, maturity, personal values, contraception and sexual abstinence are examined.
Running My Way,
Color, 16mm, 25 minutes
This excellent film explores the emotions and reactions experienced by an eighth grade girl feeling pressured by peers (girls and boys) to have intercourse.
I’m Seventeen, I’m pregnant and Don’t Know What To Do,
Color, 16mm, 28 mins.
One out of 11 U.S. children is born to an unmarried mother. This film brings to life the problems of pregnant single women and their babies by documenting the true story of one girl who sought help.
Color, 16mm, 30 minutes
A documentary drama focusing on the innermost thoughts and feelings of a 17 year old boy who finds himself involved in an unplanned pregnancy. Powerful and thought-provoking, this film won the 1979 Academy Award for a docu-drama.
Teenage Mother—A Broken Dream,
Color, 16mm, 15 minutes, Carousel Film
A case study of a 15 year old pregnant girl. Through interviews with her, her mother and commentary of the interviewer, much of the information contained in the publication “11 Million Teenagers” is presented in an interesting and informative manner.