- Sexual Abstinence is the only risk-free option.
- If you are sexually active, get tested.
- If you are sexually active, only a condom can reduce your risk of contracting STDs.
STD/HIV Prevention Program Grades 9 – 12
The percentage of high school students who are sexually active has been falling since 2007, however 40% of high school students still report that they have had sex.* Sexual activity places teens at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as unwanted pregnancy. According to the CDC, each year there are 20 million new STD infections and half of them are among adolescents aged 15-24.†
Kaiser Permanente’s STD/HIV Prevention Program is designed for grades 9 – 12. The program uses technology and references social media as a way of engaging students while providing health information about sexually transmitted diseases in a topical way. Students hear the facts and myths about STDs and see how the choices they make have a lasting impact on their lives and the lives of other people. The program supports the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools and is compliant with the California Healthy Youth Act.
The Play (60 minutes)
What Goes Around tells the story of five friends as they navigate through the final days of high school. When one of them contracts two sexually transmitted diseases, the issues of friendship and honesty cause them to question their relationships with each other and to consider their past and future choices.
The 60-minute program includes a play and a Q&A session. At the end of the show, students are directed to the program’s website, where they can access information on free sexual health resources in their area. They can also watch webisodes to find out what happens next in the story, and follow the program on social media for opportunities to ask questions any time.
Following the performance, the actor-educators facilitate a question and answer session with the students. All questions are answered from a medical perspective. The actor-educators also make themselves available to the students to ask them questions one-on-one.
After the actor-educators leave campus, students can use our social media (Instagram) to ask questions any time, as well as watch our award-winning webisodes to find out what happens next in the story.
Request This Program
Thank you for your interest in Educational Theatre’s STD Prevention Program for grades 9-12. Please complete the form below, and hit the “send” button. After we receive your information, you will be contacted by an Educational Theatre Booking Coordinator. Please note that this is an information request only. It does not guarantee the scheduling of a program.
Due to the high demand for our programs and the large geographical area we serve, it is our policy to schedule no more than one program at a school per year. In most cases, we are unable to return to a school any sooner than three years. Please submit only one program information request.
If you have additional questions please review our FAQ page.
*CDC: “Youth Risk Behavior Survey;” (2017); https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/trendsreport.pdf
†CDC: “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Adolescents and Young Adults” (2017); https://www.cdc.gov/std/life-stages-populations/adolescents-youngadults.htm