STBBIs Under the Stethoscope [➦]
• Health, social services and education professionals
• Educational game
Release Date and Last Update
2013 (no update as of the review date)
The game “STBBIs: Under the Stethoscope” is a means to raise awareness about sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections aimed at students in secondary cycle one.
In this educational game, players take on the role of a doctor at an STBBI clinic.
Developed in partnership with Tel-jeunes and the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the game ties into the science and technology curriculum. Though designed for secondary cycle one in particular, it can also be used in cycle two to build on knowledge. The game relates to the “Health and Well-Being” broad area of learning, which has the following educational intent: To ensure that students develop a sense of responsibility for adopting good living habits with respect to health, safety and sexuality.
*** Note that this description was written by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. ***
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Tel-jeunes, École Dalbé-Viau and CREO. (2013). STBBIs Under the Stethoscope. http://www.gameforscience.com/vitalis/stbbi/game/
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This educational and fun game addresses STBBI and contraception with young people from a harm reduction perspective. In fact, to increase the confidence level with the people consulting, the player must choose the dialogues that are based on openness, without going in a sanctimonious tone. Otherwise, it fails the mission and must start again.
Furthermore, the information conveyed on STBBI is true and complete. However, the acronym STI is sometimes used in some dialogues, which leads to some inconsistency.
There are only two out of ten missions that do not presuppose the heterosexuality of the character. The mission with Alfred presents him as a man having sex with men (MSM), while the mission with Nadia does not allow to presuppose the gender of her partners. It is therefore a rather heteronormative tool. However, the game is inclusive of trans and non-binary people.
Unfortunately, the teacher’s guide which is a good complement to this game is only available in French.
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