PSY 265 Week 1 Checkpoint 2

PSY 265 Week 1 - educate ourselves on contraceptives that would protect us from getting pregnant I believe that thinking every person that has sex

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Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making Amber Thacker PSY/265 July 7, 2011 Colleen Donovan I am currently married and have been for four years. But before my husband and I were married it was a difficult decision on whether or not we would have sex before we were married. My husband and I were raised in very conservative homes and were lead to believe that we should wait until we were married before we had sex. Being 17 years old this was difficult for us because we were in love. Our parents taught us that if we did have sex that I would get pregnant and that our marriage would not last. It was important for me to use my own critical thinking skills to make the decision for myself, and not let other people make this decision for me. It was clear to me that we did have options because I knew that we could have sex and not get pregnant. I wanted to
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Unformatted text preview: educate ourselves on contraceptives that would protect us from getting pregnant. I believe that thinking every person that has sex before marriage gets pregnant is stereotyping. I also believe that if we were truly in love then our marriage would last not matter if we had sex out of wedlock or not. I also used the critical thinking skills of being skeptical. I did not want our church leaders, parents, or authority figures to influence me with their point of views. I was also cautious of drawing conclusions from evidence that was given to me. I felt that this evidence was bias and that it did not influence the love that I had with my now husband. Using critical thinking skills helped me in making the decision that was right for me about sex....
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 230 taught by Professor Colleendonovan during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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