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Ch 12: GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality & STDs

About This Chapter

We can show you what you need to know about human sexuality and STDs for the GACE Health Education Exam. You'll find video lessons and quizzes in this chapter that will prepare you to answer related exam questions.

GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality and STDs - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you revisit all the important material on human sexuality and STDs in preparation for the GACE Health Education Exam. The videos review all the relevant content, including:

  • Sexuality and gender
  • Human sexual anatomy and physiology
  • Sexual controversies, influences and consequences
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Reducing risk for sexually transmitted infections
  • The implications of sexually unacceptable actions
  • The history of HIV and AIDS
  • Affection that doesn't involve sex
  • Treatments for HIV

Our knowledgeable instructors walk you through each topic, presenting them clearly and effectively. Watch the videos and read through the transcripts in preparation for the test. By learning through different modalities, the information is easier to learn, and more likely to be retained.

Objectives of the GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality and STDs Chapter

The GACE Health Education Exam is a standardized test that evaluates what you know and understand about health education. Your score determines if you can be licensed as a teacher. The subject matter this Human Sexuality and STDs chapter correspond to topics on Test I, Subarea I: Mental and Emotional Health/Sexual Health, Objective 1: Understands the Issues related to Mental and Emotional Health/Sexual Health. This subarea accounts for 70% of the test questions on Test I. The self-assessment quizzes give you an opportunity to try out the kinds of questions you'll find on the test and check on how well you know the material.

The GACE Health Education Exam consists of two tests that can be taken on the same or separate days. Each test lasts two hours. All test questions are selected-response, meaning you will read paragraphs and questions and then choose the correct answer from the options presented to you.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality & STDs
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Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions

1. Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions

This lesson defines many important concepts, including sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, gender preference, gender adoption, and gender identification. We also go over the three forms of sexual orientation.

Human Sexual Anatomy & Physiology: Major Features & Functions

2. Human Sexual Anatomy & Physiology: Major Features & Functions

This lesson provides an important overview of the major male and female reproductive structures, functions, and hormones. We'll learn about everything from semen and testosterone to estrogen and the vulva.

Sexual Controversies in Society: Differing Viewpoints

3. Sexual Controversies in Society: Differing Viewpoints

Views of sexuality differ by person and by culture, which can cause difference in opinion on many sexual controversies. This lesson covers several of those debates, including teen pregnancy, birth control, pornography, and prostitution.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Types, Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

4. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Types, Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will teach you about three major bacterial and three important viral sexually transmitted diseases, what problems they cause, and how they are treated.

Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections

5. Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections

This lesson will describe for you the many ways by which you can help prevent a terrible STD from affecting your body, including abstinence, mutual monogamy, and more!

Treatment Methodologies for HIV

6. Treatment Methodologies for HIV

This lesson will delve into the basics of HIV therapy. You will learn about cocktails, protease inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors, as well as how they work and how they are used.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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