Tag Archives: family planning

Jane the Virgin

Title: Jane the Virgin

Date: 2014 – Present

Media type: Television

Format: Episode

Rating: TV – 14

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Couples

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Jane the Virgin is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on The CW on October 13, 2014. The series follows Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until marriage is shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. To make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush. Jane the Virgin also explores issues of immigration, raising children, and parent-child relationships between adults of all ages, and young children.

Places to view: Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Jane the Virgin, Hulu

Contributor: Mikayla Perrault

Mad About You

Title: Mad About You

Date: 1996

Media type: Television

Format: Episode

TV Season-Episode: Fertility: S4-E85

Category: Human Sexuality and Health, Couple and Family Counseling

Keywords: family planning, reproductive health, sexual intimacy, cognitive intimacy, conflict management

Rating: NR

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Paul & Jamie are upset that they are still not pregnant. Fran suggests checking into a fancy hotel for a relaxing, romantic evening. Mark suggests fertility enhancement procedures.

Places to view:  Hulu

Contributor: Anonymous 

The Office

Title: The Office

Date: 2010

Media type: Television

Format: Episode

TV Season-Episode: Season6,Ep.17

Category: Human Sexuality and Health

Keywords: family planning, reproductive health

Rating: TV-PG

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Jim and Pam are about to have their first child. Part 1 of the 2 part story arc takes place in the run up to the birth. As with most episodes of the office halarity ensues, however the episode takes a more serious tone as the time for Pam to go to the hospital draws nearer.

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Clip Description: The cold open takes place with Jim, Pam, and Dwight all making sales calls. Pam mentions to her client that it is the last time she will be at work before she takes maternaty leave. Dwight finds this tactic to be unfair as she is manipulating her client by using her family life for advantage. Pam and Jim tell Dwight that clients enjoy hearing stories about family. Dwight attempts to take their advice but doesn’t quite hit the mark.

Comments or Recommendations for Teaching: What are the ethical implications in this clip? Is using ones family for personal (or familial) gain acceptable? What would be different about this clip in a country with paid maternaty leave? Would Pam have to worry about her family’s finances while she is on maternatiy leave if she recieved paid maternity leave?

Contributor: Ian Brunzell-Looney