Hooked: New Science on how Casual Sex Affects our Children

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This webinar, based on the most modern neuroscience, will explain how sex is described as a whole body or whole person experience. Beginning with the brain as the biggest and most important sex organ of the body, the hormones in the brain act on the brain cells to influence our emotions and habits thus our patterns of thinking and living. Our popular culture has led us to believe that it was okay to have sex at any age with whom we want as long as we “protect” ourselves from disease and pregnancy with condoms and contraception. Nevertheless, we were designed by God so that we can be protected by being connected to one person for a lifetime in marriage. That is what we ought to be teaching and challenging our children to be thinking about and living their lives for protecting their brains and yes their bodies from experimenting sexually and therefore avoiding sexual risk.


1.    Describe adolescent brain development and maturation especially the role of the prefrontal cortex in decision making.
2.    Explain the neurohormones and how they act on the brain cells affecting our emotions and actions including sexual activity.
3.    Describe healthy and unhealthy relationships and how influenced by neuroscience
4.    Explain rationale for recommending Sexual Risk Avoidance Education [aka Abstinence]
a.    Physiologic
b.    Physical
c.    Biblical

This course offers continuing education contact hours for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for 1.25 contact hours.

Freda McKissic Bush, M.D.,FACOG has been involved in women’s health for more than forty years. Her health career began graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Nursing in 1967. She graduated from Columbia University, New York, with a Masters in Maternity Nursing and Certificate in Nurse Midwifery (CNM) in 1970 and worked as a CNM for 12 years including serving as the Chief Nurse Midwife at Harlem Hospital, New York, NY. In 1974, she became Director of the University of Mississippi Nurse Midwifery Program in Jackson, MS. In 1983, Freda graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School and in 1987 completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Since 1987 she has been practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi, is a Fellow in the American College OB-GYN and a Member of the American Association of Prolife OB-GYN.

Since 2012, she has served as President/CEO of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health in Austin, TX. With its founder, Dr. Joe S. McIlhaney, Freda co-authored two books, HOOKED, New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children and the latest book released January, 2012, Girls Uncovered, New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women. She is a Member of the Mississippi Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention and serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Subcommittee. Dr Bush served as a Presidential appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).  She was a contributing writer to Faith Matters:  How African American Faith Communities Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Dr. Bush is a member of the Physician’s Resource council for Focus on the Family. She also currently serves as a medical advisor for Heartbeat International and CareNet and serves as Medical Director to the Center for Pregnancy Choices, Metro Jackson.

Much of her time is spent speaking on sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases and social behavior education. She has presented seminars for health professionals, educators, parents and youth in several cities and states; co-sponsoring a conference in Jackson, MS for seven years.

Dr Bush has been interviewed on several TV programs as well as numerous radio programs including Focus on the Family and Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family with Dr. Jim Daly and  Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey. She has published articles in the Journal of Medical Regulation, The MS State Medical Association Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine and Christian Living Metro Jackson.

Married for 47 years to her husband, Lee, an engineer, they have four children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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