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Abstinence Only Sex Education - Where in the first world would one expect the teen pregnancy rate to be the highest. Surprisingly, it is the United States that has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any first world country, more than double the rate of twenty other first world countries and almost ten times greater than that of Switzerland. While some of the disparity can be attributed to factors such as income inequality, the presence of abstinence only education has a major impact on birth and STD rates in the United States in comparison to other countries with more comprehensive programs....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Sex Education in the U.S. and Japan - How much sexual knowledge adults should give to adolescents has been discussed for decades to decrease teenage pregnancy and sex related diseases. According to The National Campaign to prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2013), the U.S. has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy among developed countries, and about sixty eight girls per thousand became pregnant in 2008. To change this situation, the U.S. provides two kinds of sex education: abstinence-only sex education and comprehensive sex education....   [tags: social issues, sex education]
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Sex Education in the United States - Many sexually active teens are never educated on the dangers of unprotected sex, because their schools do not teach this kind of education. Could changing this lead to less sexually transmitted infections or teenage pregnancy. Teaching options could ensure more safety to teenagers. Should sex education be taught in public schools in the United States, and if so, what kind of education is the best choice for today’s teenagers. There are three basic types of sex education. The most widely spoken about and taught is called abstinence based sex education....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Need for Comprehensive Sex Education - Information on the urgency of the project- what factors are contributing to the ripeness of the conservation opportunities. Why should we invest now. (You may provide this information either in the Statement of Need or in your project descriptions). The Need for Comprehensive Sex Education: When boys and girls reach adolescence, they must make a series of decisions regarding their sexual choices that could have ramifications for the rest of their lives. They usually derive information on sex and related subjects from sources such as friends, books, the media (including advertising, television, radio, magazines), and the internet....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive] 1307 words
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America Needs Sex Education in Schools - Sex education is a major cause of arguments among parents and their school’s board of directors. Some parents argue that sex education should be taught at home or in their religious institution based upon their values. Should the public education system teach sex education to students. There has not been a solution that can be agreed upon unanimously. Sex education isn’t yet a necessity in every school but community support for it is slowly increasing. Sex education needs to be implemented in schools throughout the nation for the protection of today’s youth and further generations from the dangers of unsafe sex and to teach them to understand what sex means....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Comprehensive Sex Education In Schools - Why should comprehensive sex education be allowed in schools. Should teens be exposed to comprehensive sex education. Sex education should be taught in school because it give children stable and accurate information , it informs them of the danger and diseases associated with sex, and it teaches them about safe sex options. What is the meaning of comprehensive sex education. Is education about all matters relating to sexuality. What it teenage pregnancy. It is classified as any teen between the ages of 15-19 the gets pregnant....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Teaching Sex Education in Schools - The condoms display in the Hidden Heroes: the Genius of Everyday Things exhibit is a showcase that would cause an individual to wonder about adolescents’ overall knowledge of human sexuality. In today’s society, children are susceptible to learning about such a delicate topic not only from their families and peers, but through the media as well. These sources often provide misrepresentations of the information due to ignorance and biased views. Therefore, in order to inform individuals more accurately, sex education programs have been created with the intention to be implemented into schools across the country....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Teen Pregnancy and Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. It is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but it also has a consequential impact on society. Reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies would promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (“National Data”). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Importance of Sex Education - Sex education should be increased in schools. Nearly one million women under the age of 20 get pregnant each year. That means 2800 women get pregnant each day. If students are educated about the effects sex has on their lives, it lessens their chance of having children at an early age. Knowledge about sex can also lessen the chance of kids receiving STDS. First of all, the main reason children have sex prematurely is because they are curious. Students lack knowledge about sex because they haven’t been taught about it, however, when children know the consequences behind their actions and the risks they are taking they less likely to want to have sex....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive] 700 words
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Let's Talk About Sex Education - Comprehensive sex education should be taught in public schools. The youth of today cannot make educated decisions regarding sex if they are not properly educated. Not educating America’s youth in all aspects of sex education is comparable to allowing them to drive without being taught. This choice of not allowing comprehensive sex education is schools is dangerous and can have life long consequences. These consequences will not only affect the individual but can ultimately affect America. It is vital for Americans to begin giving their youth the education that is needed....   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Mandatory Sex Education Classes - “Arizona is rated the fourth highest state for teen pregnancy for ages 15-19 years old. For every 1,000 girls 70 teens are pregnant. Also, Arizona is ranked 16th highest state for syphilis, as well as 11th highest state for chlamydia. In the state of Arizona, 406 people out of 100,000 have reported consuming an STD. The average national rate of STD cases reported for every 100,000 people is 348” (Innes). From the look of these statistics the state of Arizona has a problem with teen pregnancy and STD’s....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sex Education In Schools - "The Netherlands provides sex education starting in preschool and boasts the lowest teen birthrate in the world--6.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-19--a rate nearly eight times lower than in the United States."(Topic overview: sex education) Pregnancy among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 is a high concern. Sex education has proven in many areas to be very beneficial. Sex education is a very controversial topic with parents. Sex education should be taught because it gives young people information which allows them to make an educated decision for themselves whether or not to have sex....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Benefits of Sex Education in Schools - According to World Association for Sexual Health, "to achieve sexual health, all individuals, including youth, must have access to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual health information and services throughout the life cycle" (Sexual Health for the Millennium 4). In the fifteenth century, scientists and educators raised the issue of sex education of children and adolescents. This topic particularly was discussed after the sexual revolution that occurred in the past century, when there were the first attempts to introduce sex education courses first as electives, and then as a mandatory class....   [tags: sex education, sexual health, sexuality] 866 words
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Sex Education and the American Family - For years, the question “Should schools teach sex education?” has been asked in American households; and many families have agreed that they would rather not have the schools teach sex education to their children. In each region of the country, there are families that feel the money should not fund sex education, especially funds put into public education, because that is “a duty for the parents.” A question remains, however, why people do not discuss sex with their children, and does this lack of communication between child and parent affect the child’s future....   [tags: sex education, sexual activity, sti]
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Benefits of Comprehensive Sex Education Classes - There are classes for every subject you can imagine ranging from simple subjects to farfetched theories. However, some people refuse to recognize the need for one class and that is sexual health education. I absolutely believe sexual health education is needed to better the quality of life for students today. While these classes should not encourage teens to participate in sexual acts, they should be accurate and state only facts about sex. Currently, a nationwide national curriculum is nonexistent, but federal money is being used to fund abstinence only programs (Mackler)....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Abstinence vs. Comprehensive Sex Education - It has been almost thirty three years since the first federal funding was put to use in “. . . sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches . . .” according to the article “Sex education” (2010) published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues. Since then a muddy controversy has arisen over whether that is the best approach. On one hand is the traditional approach of abstinence (not having sex before marriage), and on the other is the idea that what is being done is not enough, and that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education - Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the U.S. in the early 1980s the issue of sex education for American youth has had the attention of the nation. There are about 400,000 teen births every year in the U.S, with about 9 billion in associated public costs. STI contraction in general, as well as teen pregnancy, have put the subject even more so on the forefront of the nation’s leading issues. The approach and method for proper and effective sex education has been hotly debated. Some believe that teaching abstinence-only until marriage is the best method while others believe that a more comprehensive approach, which includes abstinence promotion as well as contraceptive information, is necessar...   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Comprehensive Sex Education - Human sexuality can be fascinating, complex, contradictory, and sometimes frustrating. Sexuality is interwoven into every aspect of being human; therefore, having knowledge about sex is as essential as having education about human anatomy. However, it is highly recommended to pay close attention when sex education is delivered to youths. (Donatelle 171) What and when do American parents want their children to be thought about sex. This is an ongoing question that parents seek to find the best answer, to be able to inform their kids about sexuality in order to build up a strong foundation for sexual health....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sex Education Reform - I came to age in the 70’s the era known for its sexual promiscuity and wide spread drug use. People had drug parties where having sex with others was encouraged. Couples known as swingers would swap partners or all four would have sex together. The government was experimenting with LSD and had many participants in studies on the substance and its effects on the mind. This was the era of “free love”. It was also the end of the Korean War and the beginning of the Vietnam conflict. Sex was everywhere and widely accepted in many variations....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive] 885 words
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Parental Sex Education -   Over the last decade, the percentage of U.S. high school students who report having sexual intercourse has declined (Henshaw, 2003). Promisingly, the percent of U.S. teens surveyed also stated an increase in contraceptive use. Despite these positive trends, the United States still has one of the highest levels of teen pregnancy among developed countries and accounts for more than four million teens contracting sexually transmitted infections each year. During President Bush’s 2000 campaign, he nearly tripled funding for abstinence-only education from 73 million in 2001 to 204 million in 2008 (Boonstra, 2010)....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Importance of Sex Education - Children and young adults today distinguish right from wrong based on their previous knowledge. The education they receive plays a major role in the way they make decisions. Sex is a controversial topic brought up frequently throughout a child's life. Based on the way it is taught, the child makes decisions that may forever change his or her life. (Sex Education That 3) Although it is often opposed, the two most essential ways children learn about sex today is the education they receive at home and at school....   [tags: Children Sex Ed Youth Education] 1308 words
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Sex Education in Schools - Sex Education is Important for Students in Schools Prevention is always better than the cure”-but how can we help our future citizens; the teenagers to be cured from early sex and unwanted pregnancy when they do not know even about the preventions. Sex education, the students of most of the Asian countries do not even know about this subject, when the teenagers of the western countries are becoming more aware of having safe sex as well as their lives. Teenage sex, abortion, HIV patients and last but not least suicide cases are increasing day by day in the countries of the continent Asia....   [tags: Sex Ed, Education, Safety, Protection]
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Education Is Key: A Comprehensive Approach to Sex Education - Sex education is about informing students about sex so that they can make educated decisions when the time comes to have sex. Sex education helps students protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. Students should leave a sex education course with the right tools so they make informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. The goal of sex education is to provide a student with as much information as possible so that they can use the skills they learned in class for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Sex Education Health]
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Why I Support Sex Education - Sex education should be increased in schools. If students are educated about the effects sex has on their lives, it lessens their chance of having children at an early age. Knowledge about sex also lessens the chance of kids receiving STDS. First of all, the main reason children have sex prematurely is because they are curious. Students lack knowledge about sex because they haven’t been taught about it, however, when children know the consequences behind their actions and the risks they are taking they are less likely to want to have sex....   [tags: Sex education, USA, argumentative, persuasive] 667 words
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The Debate of Abstinece-Only or Comprehensive Sex Education - Today’s young Americans face strong peer pressure to be sexually active and engage themselves in risky behaviors (Merino 100-109). Anyone deciding to have sex must first think about all the risks involved. Kekla Magoon, author of Sex Education in Schools, says that “half of all teens aged 15 to 19 years old in the United States have had sex” (Magoon 64-65). It is currently not required by federal law for schools to teach Sex education and those few schools that do teach Sex education have the decision to determine how much information is allowed....   [tags: peer, sex, education]
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Should Sex Education be Taken Out of Schools? - From a young age, children are bombarded by images of the rich and the famous engaging in torrid public affairs or publicly discussing their increasingly active sex lives. No longer is sex education left to teachers and parents to explain, it is constantly in our faces at the forefront of our society. Regardless of sex education curriculums and debates about possible changes, children and teenagers are still learning everything they think there is to know about sex from very early on in their young lives....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Public Schools Must Provide Comprehensive Sex Education - “Each year, U.S. teens experience as many as 850,000 pregnancies, and youth under age 25 experience about 9.1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs)” (McKeon). Clearly this shows us that teens are sexually active, yet the school systems refuse to effectively educate our youth on what being sexually active fully entails. Sex education can be approached in two different ways; comprehensive and abstinence only. Comprehensive sex education “addresses both abstinence and age-appropriate, medically accurate information about contraception....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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High Teen Pregnancy Rate: Comprehensive Sex Education at Fault? - In May 2006 the silence cries of Kaylib Neal began to fill the delivery room as young Kizzy Neal slightly tilts her head with the energy she has left to take a glace at her new son. Although this moment is one of the happiest times of Kizzys life, she still wishes she could have waited to experience this moment at a later time in her life. At the age of only thirteen, Kizzy is one among the thousands of teenage girls who become pregnant each year in the United States. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 34% percent of young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Abstinence-Only Sex Education does work. - Abstinence-only Sex Education does work. Teenage sexual activity has sparked an outcry within the nation. With such activity comes a high price. Studies have shown that there has been a significant rise in the number of children with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional and psychological problems, and out-of-wedlock childbearing. Sex has always been discussed publically by the media, television shows, music and occasionally by parents and teachers in educational context. Teens hear them, and as the saying goes, “monkey see, monkey do”, they are tempted to experiment with it....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sex Education: Helping Teenagers Make Smart Choices About Sex - Imagine that you are a parent of a young teenage girl, and she has returned home to tell you that she is now pregnant, or maybe you have a son who has contracted HIV, perhaps you even know a young child who has been abused by a significant other. That teenager will now have to face the consequences of these events for the rest of their lives, consequences that could have been avoided had these teenagers had proper sex education. To many, sex education is a sensitive topic, and because of this students do not receive the essential information that can help to protect them....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Argument of Sex Education in School - Audience Analysis: I am writing to the seven chairmen of the ___ County School Board. They are a made up of a group of five men and two women. They are most likely all parents who have a common concern on the material being taught on the issue of Sex Education in schools. Fellow parents vote on them to insure that they make the correct decisions on what their kids are learning in school. They are all from some form of the Christian religion. They are from ages 30 and older. They represent all races....   [tags: Sex Education School Pregnancy Essays] 1223 words
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Single-Sex Education - Education is the main base for everyone in today’s society. There are several factors that could affect one's education. Statistics show that single sex schools have been shown to receive higher test scores than their coeducational counter-parts, therefore, one of the most important factors that could affect one's education is whether they attend a single sex or coeducational school. The separation of genders during education has been considered a great importance because it has been shown to be able to increase a student’s educational achievements and quality of his or her work....   [tags: Sex Education Essays, society]
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Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools - Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools Today Alice was a normal sixteen year old; she loved school, her family and her boyfriend. She was having a blast during her Junior year, until the day she found out about the "accident". Alice and her boyfriend ,Brad, had been together for over two years, and they planned to get married. Both of them felt they were ready to have sex. However, neither of them knew anything about birth control or the dangers of having unprotected sex. What they knew about sex they had learned from watching television and from what their friends had told them....   [tags: Sex Education Essays] 1110 words
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Sex Education in School - Sex is something that almost everyone will experience before they die. It is a subject that has been debated about for years. From the debate over birth control to the outbreak of aids. With all this history behind us, sex is becoming even more of an issue. With the new outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that sexually active persons are becoming younger, sex has now become a daily topic. Sex scandals in the media and talk such as 'who slept with who at last night's keg party' are making these daily conversations apparent in high schools, middle schools, and in a lot of cases grade schools....   [tags: Teaching Education Sex Essays] 1698 words
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The Pros and Cons of Teaching Sex Education in Public Schools -         Picture a young couple being on the verge of exploring their sexual desires for the first time. The question is does this young couple have the proper education to make this life changing decision. They most likely were given their education from the school they attend. Hopefully the school taught them what they needed to know to make such a decision. Should sex education be taught at school by teachers or by the parents. Problems with having sex education at school There are many problems with having sex education in public schools....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Sex Education versus Abstinence - Students in the United States should be required to take sex education classes that promote abstinence instead of safe sex. Why is sex education prominent than abstinence. Focusing on abstinence will lead to a better outcome in life, while sex education has major disadvantages. Abstinence is the way to go, because the best safe sex is no sex. According to the Macmillan Dictionary, sex education is a system of medical and pedagogical measures for inculcating in parents, children, adolescents and young adults correct attitudes towards sex....   [tags: safe sex, no sex, sex life]
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The Importance of Sex Education - Why is sex education important. It helps students of a variety of generations grasp the information they need about the dangers of sex. 46% of high school students in the United States have had sex and are putting themselves at risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, pregnancy, and sexual transmitted diseases. The National Human Immunodeficiency Virus plan for the United States of America recommends educating students as well as young adults about Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection before they begin having sex, which places the young adults at risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus....   [tags: informs students on the dangers of sex] 548 words
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The Importance of Sex Education - Importance of Sex Education Abortion at the age of sixteen is not an uncommon procedure in today's society. AAAAA is a sixteen year old girl who already went through having an abortion. She had just finished her sophomore year of high school when this occurred. This girl had her life together when it came to academics because she was at the top of her classes and wanted to further her education to a college degree. The moment she found out she was pregnant, she knew that everything would be put on hold....   [tags: abortion, teachers, curriculum, sex]
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Sex Education is Needed in Florida Schools - When it comes to monitoring and ensuring the well being of school-aged children, the agendas of most our nation’s parents, teachers, and public education policy makers seem to be heavily focused on topics such as bullying, drug awareness, and social development. Although each of these issues is very important and deserving of the attention it receives, there is one topic-sex education in the public school system-that holds just as much relevance amongst today’s youth, and yet it continues to be denied the same consideration....   [tags: Pro Sex Educatio]
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In Favor of Sex Education in Schools - Sex education is a major subject of interest among teenagers mostly during the puberty period. The puberty period is usually characterized by increased sexual desires and maturity of the sexual organs. Sex education is of most importance during this period in order to avoid deadly mistakes. The argument over sex education started in the early 1960’s when the government sponsored a sex education campaign in schools worth $176 million (Lemken 2). This innovation aroused the interest of many prestigious American citizens and the debate on the legalization of sex education became more intense....   [tags: Education, Sexual Organs, health]
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The Importance of Sex Education - When are children first exposed to sex. It is hard to control what a child is exposed to with the growing trend of sexual imagery in advertising, television, movies, and in the general public. An article, Children Learn Best by Observing Behavior of Adults, written by Jodie Michalak states “While children will always have their own personality and emotions, they are constantly influenced by their environment” (2013). What and how children learn is a very significant part of how healthy our society will be in the future....   [tags: Sexual Education]
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Sex Education in Schools - As children grow, they accumulate knowledge over the years about a variety of subjects to prepare them for the future. Children learn from parents, schools, life experiences, what they watch and other influences around them, and it can be either positive learning or negative learning. There is one subject that is difficult to teach and have control over because of misunderstandings, lack of teaching, and publicity. Sex education has been a major debate for children under eighteen, because there are some parents that want it taught in schools and others that do not because of different reasons....   [tags: Education, health]
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Encouraging Comprehensive Sex Education - Encourage Comprehensive Sex Education Comprehensive sex education is the most realistic way of teaching sex education today. While remaining abstinent is the only way to be one-hundred percent sure one will not have an unwanted pregnancy or contract a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), it is unrealistic in today’s society. Teenagers, as well as adults, are engaging in premarital sexual activity. STDs can be a serious or life-threatening disease. Effective comprehensive sex education should contain information detailing sexual development and reproduction, methods of birth control, STDs and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), abortion, and the different religious and cultural views on sex an...   [tags: Education, teen pregnancy, health]
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The Benefits of Sex Education in Public Schools - Bill Cosby quotes, “sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I do not believe that kids should be given homework.” Although Cosby makes light of the situation, educating the youth about sex and sexuality is imperative to providing a holistic educational experience. Sexual education in the public school setting is best described as education about human anatomy, reproduction, intercourse, and other human sexual behavior. Most importantly, sex education in an academic setting which provides students the facts they need to make informed decisions regarding their own sexuality and sexual behaviors....   [tags: Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Single Sex Education: Beneficial or Detrimental? - Education is a vital tool that every young person needs to be able to start a life of their own. Without education it becomes harder to find a steady job and a stable income. As with any important resource, there are so many debates surrounding different styles of education. One major style of education being debated today is the idea of single sex education. The idea of essentially segregating students based on sex seems outrageous to some people. However, dividing the sexes may be a necessary and important new way to heighten the learning experience....   [tags: Education, Sexual Segregation] 2360 words
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Sex Education Programs in Schools in the United States - Nineteen-fifty five marked the debut of sex education programs in schools in the United States. Along the years, many have argued whether or not sex education should be taught in schools. Many believe that the education of sex encourages students to engage in sexual activities which lead to a higher number of pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases (STD’s). As the number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases climbs higher and higher every day in our country, one can only think that sexual education is a necessity in our school systems....   [tags: parents, inform, educate, sex]
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The Controversy of Sex Education Programs in High School - How many girls have you see around school who are pregnant. Do you ever come to think that they may not have had the “sex talk” with their parents or any sort of sex education at school. “The United Stated still has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any industrialized country. About 40 percent of American women become pregnant before the age of 20. The result is about 1 million pregnancies each year among women ages 15 to 19.” (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) At the age 15-20 most teen males and females don’t have a stable job and are still going to school....   [tags: pregnancy, sex, pledge]
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The Best Kind of Sex Education - ... The state has no business teaching their children about sex that is the parent’s job to teach them. Parents don’t want their children learning about things they do not approve of. The teachers are not always trained properly to teach such a sensitive matter to children. It also tolerates or is okay with abortion. Realistically, comprehensive sex education does not encourage sexual activity or influence when they will have sex. Comprehensive sex education is good for our students and teaches them how to be responsible....   [tags: preventing teen pregnancy and STD's]
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The Ins and Outs of Sex Education+ - ... If a health care provider ever did this, that would be a strict violation of that teen’s rights (Alford 2). Not to mention that only providing sex education based on the religious ideas that people should wait until they are married to have sex is blurring the line between church and state. Almost twice as many conservative Christians support abstinence only sex education versus the other Americans. Eighty one percent of these Christians think that sex before marriage is wrong. Seeing as not everyone is a Christian, an educational program supporting only this “moral standard” is not logical in today’s society....   [tags: abstinence, contraception, health] 1023 words
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Taking a Look at Sex Education - ... Comprehensive sex education accommodates sexual deviance and permissiveness. Discouraging the promotion of sexual relations should be the goal. Students should be expected to strive for excellence. In an eighteen month correlational study, students in an abstinence program, “Sex Can Wait” were compared with students in a regular sex education program (Denny, Young 415). Participants for the study were chosen from fifteen different school districts (Denny, Young 414). The students in the “Sex Can Wait” program revealed higher scores in understanding and knowledge as well as an intent to be abstinent....   [tags: abstinence, teen pregnancy, STD] 1733 words
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The Importance of Sex Education - ... Teens will be taught how to protect themselves and maybe even reduce the chance of many of them trying it, for the consequently outcome. From the previous information, an assumption could be made, that starting from middle school teens should have a sex education course. If measures are taken before the age 15, the percentage of adolescents sexually active will reduce, including birthrate and STDs. “In the year 2014 of Sex Education Legislation in Texas, is said that, Tex. Health and Safety shall develop model education programs to educate the public....   [tags: preventing teen pregnancy and STDs] 1226 words
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Middle School and Sex Education - Should sex education be taught in elementary, middle and/or high school. If so what should you cover at each level. In this day children are learning more and more at such a young age, some children even sound like adults when they speak because they are so advanced. I’m also seeing a trend with young ladies getting pregnant in high school and even middle school. With that said I think that sex education should begin to be taught at a younger age. Young minds are very curious. I have had conversations with daycare providers about incidences where a child was questioning the difference between and male and female private parts and I believe if they’re already questioning we need to have answe...   [tags: Informing Children, School]
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Sex Education in Our Schools - ... Conversely, there are families who would rather not have their child educated in this manner. This withstanding, schools should also provide opt-out forms for these parents, while keeping the option of a comprehensive sex education open for those families who prefer it. Many abstinence-only advocates claim that their approach protects children from age-inappropriate information and experiences due to a comprehensive sex ed. In actuality, this approach has caused much suffering. Rape victim Elizabeth Smart is "...clear about the personal consequences she suffered as a result of her abstinence-only education" (Sujata 1)....   [tags: marriage, contraception, abstinence] 829 words
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What is Sex Education Today? - ... Overall, 89% of parents report a preference for comprehensive sex education, while only 11% called for abstinence-only education. The most common reasons reported was due to a focus on consequences, the importance of "being fully informed", the inevitability of adolescent curiosity, and religion. (Constantine, et al). Despite the increase in quality and total education, children engage in sexual intercourse at progressively younger ages; presumably because of peer pressure and bragging rights....   [tags: school, hiv, reproduction]
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Sex Education in High School - Teen pregnancies and the rate at which young individuals are getting sexually transmitted diseases are increasing daily. If public schools implemented a distribution of condoms, it would promote safe sex, teach responsibility and help lower teen pregnancy rates. Therefore it is my belief that condoms should be distributed in high school. This can also help decrease the amount of teens dealing with issues at a young age. Something more needs to be done in order to prevent high school students from finding out the hard way and the harsh consequences that unsafe sex can bring about....   [tags: pregnancy, std, contraception] 790 words
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The Importance of Single-sex Education - Have you ever thought, what is the main fact, by which all countries are evaluated. There would be probably many different answers, but it is obvious that all countries’ economic conditions are the main factors that show at which level of development these countries are. Of course, the governments of all countries are doing their best in order to increase their economic status. There are many factors that positively influence the economic condition, but it is indisputable, that the main circumstance that is needed to achieve this goal is well educated society....   [tags: argumentative] 1581 words
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Single-sex education vs. Coeducation - Education has been an important factor of all of our lives for an exceptional amount of time, but unfortunately, America has been falling behind from other nations in their education system compared to other nations (Pahlke 444). Almost all of our public schools in our country are coeducational and only handful of them are single-sex educational schools. Single-sex education should be taken into high consideration for most students to attend because of the benefits they might gain from them. It is important to look at all possible ways to try and better our education system for the benefit of the children and teenagers attending school....   [tags: classroom environment,education,public schools]
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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality - For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]
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The Importance of Sex Education - ... The first star to reduce welfare can be by having affordable mortgage's, free education, handling out free birth controls and accessing to health care legalizing marijuana it will be less crimes. marginal or the residual poor refuse to get a job because having these benefits by not going to work by not even trying. these government aid should only given to people who choose to have a better lfe meaning apply for jobs or trying to a career or education but not for people who have no type of ambition....   [tags: teen pregnancy prevention, STD's] 515 words
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Sex Education In Schools - “Indiana SB 454 requires accredited schools that provide instruction on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to provide comprehensive sexual health education that is age appropriate, medically accurate and culturally sensitive. Requires schools to notify parents and allow parents to review the curriculum. Also allows parents to opt out,” 2013 Sex Education Legislation (NCSL, 2013). As sex education has been around for many years, it is changing year to year because of what is being taught in the curriculums....   [tags: abstinence, human sexuality]
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Sex Education in Schools - ... Mills, director of Maine Bureau of Health says that it’s critical to “give our kids the info they need to protect themselves.” Also stating that “withholding information can be harmful” which I completely agree with. What if a child comes into a predicament where sex is involved and then does all the “don’ts” because they were never informed on what not to do. Now the child is pregnant, or has an STD, like Chlamydia or gonorrhea because she was never taught to always use a condom during sex....   [tags: pregnant, parents, health]
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Sex Education in Schools - Sex Education Sex education informs young people of what they need to know about sex and their risk factors. Sex education being taught in schools not only talks about sex, but makes students aware of sexual reproduction, health, and sexuality. Are teenagers being exposed to sex education to early. At what age should this subject be introduced to children. It is believed that school children engaging in sexual activity is increasing, however statistics and the media state otherwise. “A significant decrease among students, where the proportion who are sexually active declined from 59 percent in 1991 to 41 percent in 2011 (Child Trends).” The purpose of this essay is to not only state the pros...   [tags: Young People, Risk Factors, Sexual Reproduction]
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Benefits of Sex Education - ... According to Jessica Blanton, teaching a class of sex ed would have a positive consequences such as "lower teenage pregnancies, a decline in sexually transmitted diseases, more responsible thinking" (Blanton, 1). First of all, sex education tells the children about puberty, what to expect from your body during the growth period, the differences between boys and girls. Teachers clear and intelligibly explain to the children how they were born, what happens to them in their teens, how to protect themselves from dangerous genital infections and even how to properly carry out the hygienic care of their bodies....   [tags: pregnancy, children, abortion] 777 words
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Sex Education In Schools - How do we know that teenagers are getting all the information in sexual education class that they need. Many students have questions about sex that they are too afraid to ask, but many are wondering about. In libraries and book stores, you can even find books of questions we all wonder about but are too shy to ask about. Though they are seldom checked out or purchased because once again, the fear of calling negative attention. Often times “additional questions” are addressed through anonymous questions written by students then read and addressed orally by the teacher....   [tags: teenagers, teachers, young adults]
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Sex Education in Schools - Sexually transmitted disease and unexpected pregnancies are an increasing problem in America. Many public school systems have been working to mitigate these problems through the teaching of sexual education in school. However, many schools are still using an outdated and ineffective system known as abstinence-only programs. These abstinence programs are set on an unrealistic goal to stop everyone from having premarital sex. In addition, those who go through abstinence-only programs are put at greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and getting pregnant unintentionally....   [tags: outdated abstinence-only programs]
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Importance of Sex Education - Our children are growing up quicker than they ever have in the past; consequently their minds are growing more and more curious. Teenage pregnancy has been a key topic for discussion for far too long with little to no action being taken to prevent such pregnancies. Many people consider that something different needs to be done in regards to the way our children perceive sexual education. There have always been disputes about which type of sexual education should be taught in U.S. public schools....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy, STDs]
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When Should Sex Eduacation Be Taught? - Sex is a word that means many different things to people across America and even the world. The word sex also initiates a series of questions. One of the major questions about sex that does arise is, should sex education be taught to children at a very young age. The answer to this conflicting question is yes. If schools taught sex to children starting at the age of seven, it could highly change the way that sex is having a negative impact on our world. Kids need to know that having sex is wrong....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive] 2540 words
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Sex Education in School - Sex Education in School Just say no, or say nothing at all. Either live by the word of the Christian God, or live with disease and unsupportable families. In current abstinence-only sexual education, this is the choice the nation gives to young people about their private sexuality. Clear concise facts have given way to horrifying lectures of the fictional evils of sexual behavior that falls outside the lines drawn by the right wing and the Pope. These tactics do not educate and only damage adolescents and their budding sexuality....   [tags: Papers Sex Ed Religion Schools Essays]
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The Benefits of Single Sex Education - "John?" "Here." "Melissa?" "Here!" "Susan?" "Here." "Ok class. Now that we have taken role, lets talk about our next reading assignment. We will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar. This book is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who is falsely accused of steeling a pair of sneakers and is sent to a boy's juvenile detention camp for his punishment. This camp is called Camp Greenlake, which is ironic because there is not a lake in sight and nothing is green. There is a vast desert where everyday John....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 1844 words
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Comprehensive Sex Education - One of the most polarizing and highly debatable topics concerning adolescent health is the type of sexual education they should receive in school: abstinence-only or comprehensive. Both sides have taken strong, polarizing stances claiming that their sex education program is better. While both types of sex education have their strengths and weaknesses, I believe that comprehensive sex education is a better choice than abstinence-only for several reasons. Abstinence-only sex education teaches one main concept: to refrain from all sexual activity until marriage....   [tags: Adolescent Health, Contraceptive Use]
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Sex Education Programs - ... While neither method has proven more effective than the other, studies show that any type of sex education is better than none. “80% of young women who had been taught about both topics [abstinence and contraception] had used a contraceptive method at first sex, compared with 74% of those who had been taught only about abstinence and 61% of those who had neither type of sex education” (Doskoch, 2012). The method and effectiveness of sex education programs may also be impacted by the religious beliefs of an individual....   [tags: abstinence, reducing STDs] 1168 words
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Sex Education - Sex Education Two drastic Emergency Room cases were handled in 1998 at Mary Washington Hospital. Concerned mothers brought their 12 year old daughters into the hospital thinking they were suffering from severe stomach pain or even appendicitis…both girls were actually in labor (Abstinence, 2002). The United States has the highest teen pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates in the Western world (Planned Parenthood, 2003). Are teens getting enough knowledge on sex and how to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies....   [tags: Sex Pregnancy School Teaching Essays]
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Sex Education in Schools - Sex Education in Schools Sex education in schools now seems to be more and more of a controversial issue. People are arguing over what the curriculum should be in sex education, if it should be taught in schools or at home by parents and the main point of this paper if sex education is actually doing what it was set out to do. The idea behind this paper is to determine if sex education in schools really does keep down the amount of teens with STD’s or who become pregnant. The definition of sex education according to SIECUS (2002) “Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values....   [tags: Teaching Education] 1232 words
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Sex Education in the United States of America - Apparently, in our society the sexuality is open, we can see in media sexual contain with provocative women and sensual men. They seem to be satisfy and invite to be as them. However, people talk of sex, sexuality, sex education, gender; roles, STD’s, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and they do not want to talk. So, we confront with the reality: sex is a hard topic that it is not easy to touch. Then, the sex education is a essential for invidious, family, and schools, privacy and public sides, which should be creating the best form to teach young generations to have satisfactory sexuality and preventing sexual transmission diseases, but numbers on statistics show the reality society needs help to i...   [tags: preventing STD's, unplanned pregnancies] 847 words
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Single-Sex Education: Separate but Efficient? - Have schools been teaching their students the wrong way for years. Apparently, coeducation schools have not been as sensitive about genders as single-gender schools have been. It is necessary for schools to be geared toward certain genders because both male students and female students learn differently. Due to the fact that the biology of male and female students is an immense contributor to these differences, it needs to be understood and exercised. Differences of the two genders can be used to many school systems’ advantages....   [tags: Education, Demographics]
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The Importance of Sex Education in Schools and at Home - Sex education is imperative and necessary, but most teenagers finish sex education classes with a faint view of sexuality and without a good base knowledge of contraception or safe-sex practices. Instead, teens only learn that they should not have sex until they are married. Abstinence-only programs in public schools have become popular due to government funding millions of dollars to schools that teach the programs. These programs have the good intentions of convincing young people to wait until marriage before becoming intimate, but are not fully accomplishing this goal and are inconsistent by the one sided viewpoint they support....   [tags: sexuality, birth control and STD prevention] 1133 words
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The Importace of Teaching Sex Education in Schools - There is a show on the MTV network called 16 and pregnant. The show follows teen mothers that are between the ages of 14-18 dealing with the with one of the risks of having sex which is pregnancy. The show has been on for a few years now, and Time Magazine reported in May 2013 that the reason behind the decline in teen pregnancies in the United States is the exposure to shows like 16 and pregnant. Researchers at the University of North Carolina separated 162 teens into a group that watched three episodes of 16 and pregnant and a group that did not....   [tags: reducing teen pregnancy and STD's] 1154 words
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Sex Education Program Implementation in Schools - Introduction: I feel that sex education is absolutely necessary, and should definitely be offered in all schools for adolescents in all school districts. Because of the peer pressure, and the influence that adolescents have with one another. Many of the adolescent will communicate with their peers and not their parents or before they communicate with their parents. “Sex education needs to be implemented in schools throughout the nation for the protection of today’s youth and further generations from the dangers of unsafe sex and to teach them to understand what sex mean’s....   [tags: Adolescents, Teenagers, Prevention ] 529 words
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Reducing Teen Pregnancy With Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. This is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but also has a consequential impact on society. By reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies we could promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (National Data). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and would in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Teenagers Need Safe Sex Education - Three million teenagers will contract a sexually transmitted disease and one in three women will become pregnant before they are twenty years old. Teens are contracting sexually transmitted diseases and getting pregnant at an alarming rate causing the government, schools, and parents to scratch their heads. America is the country with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world. Many are wondering what can be done to stop this. A debate has been going on about whether abstinence only education is doing any good for high school students in America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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