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Teacher Lesson Return to "The Talk: Don’t Believe the Rumors About Free NYC Condoms"
The Talk: Don’t Believe the Rumors About Free NYC Condoms
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Test your students’ condom knowledge, using the story on page p. 15, “The Talk: Tackling the Rumors About Free NYC Condoms.” Note: all answers are T, except 3 & 8.
Discuss the quiz with students. Emphasize that NYC condoms are effective, but that teens who choose to be sexually active should always use another birth control method along with condoms. (Tell them if they fail the quiz they definitely should avoid sex!)

Condom Quiz Handout

Name__________________________________________ Date ___________________

Based on reading the article and sidebar on page 15, The Talk: Tackling the Rumors About Free NYC Condoms, mark the following statements True or False.

1) “NYC” brand condoms are made by the same companies that make the condoms you buy at the store
T F

2) Consumer Reports gives a high rating to the NYC condoms
T F

3) According to Consumer Reports, glow-in-the-dark condoms are best
T F

4) New York City has been giving out free condoms for nearly 30 years
T F

5) Rumors about supposedly poor quality in NYC condoms come primarily from unreliable website comments.
T F

6) With perfect use, 2 out of 100 women will get pregnant during a year of condom use.
T F

7) With “typical use” (e.g., not putting the condom on right at the beginning, or not putting it on all the way so it comes off), 15 out of 100 women will become pregnant in a year of use.
T F

8) Two condoms are better than one
T F

9) To be extra safe about preventing pregnancy, condoms should always be used with another form of birth control, like the pill.
T F

10) Condoms make good balloons.
T F

Extra Credit:

NYC-brand condoms come in wrappers designed like subway lines.
T F
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