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Unprotected Sex Leads to an Increase in Pregnancy, Social Discrimination and Disease - Unprotected sex is becoming increasingly common today which brings an increase in the risks of the effects; including pregnancy, social discrimination, and various diseases. The majority of unprotected sex is acted upon within teenagers. However, adults act upon this feat as well. While performing sexual proceedings, you use a condom to prevent the corrupting effects due to unprotected sex from happening to you. In the absence of using a condom, the effects are amplified. Most people are aware of the consequences of unprotected sex, although, the choice of using a condom to protect you during sexual intercourse is still not always the prevailing decision....   [tags: Unprotected sex, sexuality, STIs, pregnancy,] 1148 words
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The Risks of Unprotected Sex - The Risk of Unprotected Sex Most teens do not think twice about indulging in unprotected sex, and doing it could be very dangerous to their health, and cause big changes in their lives and the lives of their families. Not thinking before they give in to the pressures of indulging in unprotected sex, they fail to realize the potential problems that unprotected sex will cause. Some teenagers do not want to have sex, but doing so will keep them in good standings with his or her significant other....   [tags: Sexual Education] 673 words
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Dangerous Games and Unprotected Sex Among Teenagers - Children, teenagers, and even adults at times, are known to engage in some fairly dangerous behaviors. Children and teens appear to be in these situations more so than others. Many people have opinions as to why this is. Some say they don’t know any better and that’s how they learn. Others say it’s due to where their brain is developmentally. This paper will begin by briefly looking at what some of these behaviors are and the various reasons behind there occurrence. The main behavior that will be focused on is auto erotic asphyxiation....   [tags: risky choices, chubby bunny]
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The Rising of HIV/AIDS in the United States Population - In 1991, the world learned that one of the most iconic players in the history of basketball had tested positive for HIV (Johnson). Earvin “Magic” Johnson stood with his wife by his side and announced to the world that he had contracted this disease as a result of having unprotected sex. Johnson stated that he contracted disease from having unprotected sex and because of this, he now has to live with a disease that has changed his entire life (Johnson). During this time, many people were uneducated about the disease and some were afraid to be in contact with anyone carrying the virus....   [tags: Unprotected Sex, Sharing Needles]
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What Can Schools Do to Prevent Teen Pregnancy? - Risking The Future Introduction: To begin, societies have changed over the centuries. However, childbirth has not changed and children are still being born today the same way they have for several decades. One can remember a time when teenage pregnancy was a disgrace. When an adolescent girl became pregnant, she was either sent away until the baby was born or the baby was given up for adoption. Often times the baby was even raised as a sibling to its own mother. The other alternative for this situation was that the young man who fathered the child would marry the young pregnant mother....   [tags: adolescents, unprotected sex, childbirth]
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Domestic and Internationa Adoption: A look at Adopting a Child or Adopting Out a Child - Adoption The “Love of My Life” is a brief story about a college couple’s love for each other. Unfortunately, they had unprotected sex. Instead of considering another way out, the girl insisted that her boyfriend throw the infant in a dumpster and leave it to die. Instead of leaving the infant to die, she should have put the baby up for adoption for another family. If she would have done that, a family who either could not have children, or just liked the idea of adoption, could have adopted the child....   [tags: unprotected sex, abortion, orphan]
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Preventing Teen Pregnancy with Bill Albert's Article, “Parental Influence and Teen Pregnancy - ... The article talked a little on intimate partner violence and how adolescents girls experience it before, during, and sometimes while pregnant. Majority of the information presented in the article confirmed what I have learned in class and the text book. I have learned from both the article and class that if parents have good relationship with their adolescent then that teen is less likely to have sex at a younger age. The adolescents that don’t receive the sex talk from their parents also don’t get the talk about the use of contraception....   [tags: education, unprotected sex, good relationships] 991 words
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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 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 - 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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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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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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The Causes and Effects of Unsafe Sex - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of the causes and effects of unsafe sex in teenagers. Specifically, it will discuss causes, including media and peers, and some effects, including sexually transmitted diseases, (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. Teenagers who practice unsafe sex are playing with a time bomb that could go off at any time. With the advent of easily accessible birth control and condoms, there are no more excuses for practicing unsafe sex that can cause an unwanted pregnancy or even death by disease....   [tags: cause and effect essays, teen pregnancy, teen sex] 701 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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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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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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Pros and Cons of a Teenage Same-sex Relationship - Although same-sex teenage relationships were looked down on before and were not common, today many teens are in a same-sex relationship. This is critical to developing sexual and social identities. In this paper, readers will learn the ups and downs of teenagers in a world of relationships and sexuality. Growing up in a home with parents of the same sex is viewed in negative ways to a lot of people, but studies show that a child is well adjusted to being raised under a roof with parents of the same sex just as well as a child with a male and female parent under the same roof....   [tags: legal issues, same sex]
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The History of Sex in the Media and Present Day Implications - When I was first given this assignment it made me a bit uneasy. I was nervous about writing an extended essay on one particular topic. Being that there are so many social issues that need to be brought to light I was having a little trouble sticking to just one. However, with some guidance and encouragement I decided to finally settle with the issue of sex in the media. Within this extended essay I will attempt to shine light on the history of sex in advertisement and examples of different ads, prove sex sells any and everything, the role the media plays in our youth’s lives and creates hyperactive sexual development in children between thirteen and seventeen years old and how the media degr...   [tags: Sex and Media, argumentative, persuasive] 1682 words
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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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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 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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Health Education: The Consequences of Unprotected Sexual Activity - ... They help other who have been effected with such illnesses on how to stabilize themselves, and how they can still integrate themselves into an ordinary life in society and how they properly have intercourse without harming the other person. They help a variety of people specially the young-ins for they need more education on this topic due to their hormonal rage that is surging through their body, health educators can help them cope with these emotions and how to correctly proceed with their actions.Many educators help with supplying others with health information and how to contact clinics and other organizations that have a greater knowledge on certain health topics....   [tags: unwanted diseases, pregnancy] 604 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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The Importance of Sex Educations in Schools - ... Without this type of connection being made between parents and teens it becomes that much more difficult for teen to reach out to adults when they are thinking about possibly becoming sexually active. If this connection is established then when in the initial sexual education class teens will not be as taken back and frighten by sex and the cold hard facts about what can happen to you if you decide to have sex and are not careful. Inside the classroom all facts (no matter how graphic or embarrassing some people may think they are) should be discussed....   [tags: healthy, abstience, pregnancies, infections] 2282 words
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Criminalizing Prostitution and Buying Sex - ... The reasoning is that by criminalising the sex-buyer demand would decrease which would lead to a decrease in trafficking. Trafficked prostitutes would be more likely to seek help and get out of prostitution as they will not be prosecuted for selling sexual services. It hoped that the fear of arrest and increased public stigma would lead men to change their sexual behaviour. The government also hoped that the law would force prostitutes in Sweden to find other work opportunities. Lastly, the government hoped that the law would eliminate trafficking and the presence of migrant sex workers....   [tags: human trafficking, female empowerment] 515 words
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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 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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Sex Abstinence and your Future - ... As teenagers many of us don’t understand the importance of abstinence especially now that we have media influence and peer pressure but the truth is that being bullied and being grief stricken is not cool. Disadvantages of not practicing abstinence are transmission of diseases, such as ‎chlamydia, gonorrhea, ‎genital herpes and HIV/AIDS, unplanned or unwanted pregnancies or even emotional scarring from living in a promiscuous fashion. All of these problems will follow you for the rest of your life....   [tags: outercourse, chlamydia, gonorrhea] 565 words
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Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) - Sex and relationship education (SRE) is supporting children through their moral, physical and psychological aspects of growing up to be an adult, and making sure they have knowledge on relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health (Sex Education Forum, 2010). There are three main elements in SRE, the first element is attitudes and values, which is about developing positive values and be able to consider moral issues before they make their decisions on having intercourse (Kirby, 2007). The second element is personal and social skills, which is about teaching children to have the confidence to value themselves and others to become respectful for individual conscience and the skills to...   [tags: human sexuality and sexual health]
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Unsafe Sex - I. THE SUBJECT(S): This plan/proposal will be directed at youths ranging from 12-18. It is not gender specific and covers all demographics. The subjects are presumably healthy and well-adjusted individuals except they are participating in a risky sexual practice. The behavior in question is the undertaking of unprotected homosexual or heterosexual consensual sex. There is a host of issues that stem from this action including sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and unwanted teenage pregnancy....   [tags: teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases]
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Same-Sex Teenage Relationships - Same-sex teenage relationships were not well perceived by many people not too long ago, but many teens today are in that kind of relationship seems that teens are exploring their sexuality. One in ten teens has a same-sex relationship. (Reuters Health) These teens experience the bullying, bashing, and slurs of being in a same-sex relationship, because of their sexuality. Gay bashing and gay bullying is verbal or physical abuse against a person who is perceived by the aggressive to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual, including persons who are actually heterosexual or of non-specific or unknown sexual orientation....   [tags: bullying, gay, stereotype]
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The Importance of Educating Children on Premarital Sex - Many people expect for their children to wait until marriage before they engage in sexual activities. The reality is, today 75 percent of both American men and woman have had premarital sex by the age of 20 (Potter). As teens go through puberty, their hormones increase and make them more likely to want to engage in sex going to have sex regardless of what their parents tell them to do which is why I believe that age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education programs are important to have in school....   [tags: stds, contraception, abstinence] 973 words
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Countering the Culture of Sex - Countering the Culture of Sex Over the past twenty years teenage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases between teenagers have been growing problems in the United States. In two articles, “Countering the Culture of Sex,” by Ellen Goodman and “Moms have strong impact on teen sexual activity,” by Daniel B. Wood solutions are brought as to how we can solve these growing problems. One text spends its time picking at the media, while the other shines the light on parents and guardians....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Ellen Goodman Essays] 880 words
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College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors - College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors We have all heard, read, or been involved with this phenomenon called college sex. It has become an aspect of the whole “college experience” in North American colleges. In one study conducted by Amanda Hollman and Alan Sillars ,with students from a public university from northwestern United States, about “70–80% of college students in some samples reported sexual hookups”. We have now established that casual sex among college students is quiet frequent, but what exactly is college sex....   [tags: Alcohol, Pregnancy]
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Implementation of Comprehensive Sex Education in High School - ... The fundamentals of a Comprehensive Sexuality Education are as follows: to acquire accurate information on sexual and reproductive rights, information to dispel myths, references to resources and services, develop life skills such as critical thinking, communication and negotiation skills, self-development skills, decision making skills, sense of self, confidence, assertiveness, ability to take responsibility, ability to ask questions and seek help, nurture positive attitudes and values, open-mindedness, and positive attitude toward their sexual and reproductive health....   [tags: curriculum, contraception, abstinence] 1275 words
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Implementing Sex Education in Middle and Elementary School - ... Dr. Ted Feinberg in “NBC News report” said “We need to why (increase in STD’s statistics have been so high on the ages under 22) and help our kids to be more responsible”. The desire to discover, explore, and know more about the sexual factors that triggers certain behaviors is completely common; however, protection should be a part of this exploration process. Male and vaginal condoms, birth control pills, diaphragms, and rhythm method should be part of education that is provided at schools....   [tags: strategy, tools, sexual] 682 words
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The Pressures of Having Sex - The Pressures of Having Sex Reminiscing about my high school days I can remember the pressure there was to have sex. Within the male high school community, having sex was a “right of passage”. As we all know this attitude was very wrong. There are many issues that affect young people these days. One of these one in three sexually active people will have contracted an STD. The numbers about other birth control methods don’t lie either. Eight to nine percent of adolescents used a condom always for STD prevention and seventeen percent used a condom to prevent contraception....   [tags: Papers] 630 words
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Durex Save Sex Campaign Against AIDS-HIV - ... As illness progresses, it makes person, suffering from it, get more and more infections, which effect him in a way they will never effect a healthy person. HIV is usually transmitted via unprotected sex intercourse, blood transfusion, hypodermic needles and from mother to a child. However, despite the popular misconception, HIV/AIDS can`t be transmitted by casual non-sexual contact. HIV/AIDS is considered pandemic: in 2012, there were 35.3 million people living with it. In the same year 1.6 million people died because of it and since the start of epidemic an estimated 36 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses....   [tags: fighting a possible epidemic] 672 words
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Sex Who Needs It - Sex Who Needs It I've found the past couple of years to be an eye opener in the world of sexual experiences. I'm not necessarily referring to my own experiences, but those of society in general. There was a time when more smart-conscious decisions were made relating to sexual relationships. But times have changed. The pillars that hold up our individual sexual values have started to crumble. No longer can we create our own standards without feeling ostracized by the society that forms the standards for us....   [tags: essays papers] 1056 words
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Goodman’s Countering the Culture of Sex - Goodman’s Countering the Culture of Sex In this essay I will discuss the effectiveness of Goodman’s Countering the Culture of Sex. I will argue Goodman’s beliefs on sex and cautions she mentions through the text on underage/unprotected sex, the experiences I have witnessed and been through; and how that effects my beliefs, and suggest some things that could have made this argument more convincing to the intended audience. Countering the Culture of Sex convinces one to change his or her beliefs on pre-marital sex and unprotected sex because the arguments made are based upon fact and other opinions and realities....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Pregnancy Essays] 1024 words
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Public Schools - Sex Education in the Classroom - Sex Education in the Classroom         Teenage unplanned pregnancies continue to increase and the Aids epidemic is still wiping out entire populations rapidly worldwide. Here in the United States we hear little about the ongoing battle that is being fought between parents, educators and government officials, with the outcome having a significant impact on our children's lives. Programs that teach sex education in the classroom and promote distribution of condoms are constantly under siege by radical groups who believe very strongly in their religious teachings and choose to ignore the truth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Trying to Overcome their Sexual Addiction or Dependency - In the article Is Sex Addiction or Sin by Mary Voboril, she shares a story about Bill R, a South Floridian. “I couldn't walk out and get a quart of milk at 8 a.m. without thinking about it…This was not, however, your usual drug. The addictive agent here was sex, promiscuous, anonymous sex with literally hundreds of partners. For Bill R., resisting junk sex was like asking an advanced alcoholic to put down the day's first drink. I was constantly preoccupied with sex or in the act of sex or feeling guilt and shame for having been in the act of sex....   [tags: std, sex addiction, promiscuous sex]
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The Negative Impact of Sexual Content in the Media - Since birth human behaviour is influenced by what the individual sees and there surroundings, this influence is greatest at a young age and fades as the individual grows in age, but never completely goes away. In today’s society where sex is something that is openly broadcasted in order to promote everything from products to television shows, sex is something that the youth of today are exposed to from an early age. But what effects can this exposure at such a vulnerable stage in life cause. Early exposure to sexual content can increase the likeliness of youth participating in sexual activity by the large amount that they are exposed too, the glorification of sex, the lack of regulation of s...   [tags: Sex and Media, Sex in Media, Internet] 1574 words
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Widespread Ignorance About Safe Sex - Widespread Ignorance About Safe Sex Yet among India's 300 million young people ages 10 to 24, recent studies show that premarital sex is increasingly common. A 2001 study conducted in Delhi and the Lucknow (capital of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh) by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare shows that some 15 percent of young people engage in premarital sex, even though Indian society regards sex before marriage as deviant behavior. The study, which included grade school and college students, also revealed that despite a growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, many young people have unprotected sex....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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Abstinence-Only Based Curricula in Public Schools - The foundation of the abstinence-only policy was laid in 1981 under President Regan when the United States Congress passed the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA) administered by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) (Denny, 2006). The main purpose of this this proposal was to keep sexual relationships until marriage (Weaver, 2005). The AFLA became founded on the belief of funding and developing abstinence-only based curricula in public schools throughout the United States (Weaver, 2005)....   [tags: Sex Education] 2169 words
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Increasing Rates of Teenage Pregnancy - The problem to be addressed by this proposal is the issue of teenagers pregnancy rates are increasing. Since 2007 we have steadily be rising by 1% every year (Center for Disease Control). In addition we are ranked as the number one nation in the world for having the most teenagers becoming parents. Are teenagers being prepared and educated adequately in the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the risks of pregnancies. In my experience no, just last year I had a freshman student who gave birth in October....   [tags: Sex Education] 967 words
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Sex and the Middle Schooler - A parent does not want to think about their little middle schooler having sex. It is not possible. They are too young at this age. We all want to think this. Are middle schoolers really having sex. If so, what should we (parents, teachers, etc.) do about it. The media talks about preteens and teens and sex but how close is this to the truth. We have heard about rainbow parties in which girls would wear different colors of lipstick and take turns servicing a boy until they left rainbow rings with their lipstick (Young, 2006)....   [tags: media, sexual partners, intercourse]
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The Unavoidable Dilemma - Every year 750,000 teenage lives come to a standstill when they become pregnant. Could these unplanned pregnancies among our youth be prevented. Why don’t more schools provide access to information about contraceptives. Statistics show, teens that are aware of the risks of teen pregnancy and have access to birth control are much less likely to experience an unplanned pregnancy. Providing contraceptives and sexual education to high school students can significantly reduce the amount of teen pregnancies....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Exemplification Essay: Sex Education In Public Schools - Sex education in public schools has been a controversial issue in the United States for over a decade. With the HIV and teen pregnancy crises growing, sex education is needed. Some of the American public believe that sex education should be taught at home by the children's parents. They feel that sex education programs in schools do not put an emphasis on abstinence and encourages children to have sexual intercourse. American culture is very sexually oriented. Sex can be seen all over the media....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1130 words
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It’s Just Casual Sex Between Friends - Media Essays – It’s Just Casual Sex Between Friends “So no one told you life was gonna be this way,” and when it comes to television, nothing is closer to the truth. Through the media, we are constantly confronted with images of what society views as acceptable and right, whether it's about work, family, or relationships. NBC’s hit sitcom Friends serves as an example of such a medium and often presents the belief that casual sex and affairs have no adverse consequences. Yet, simultaneously, in a recent episode it has challenged its own stance....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1078 words
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HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections - Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are generally transmitted through sexual contact, during unprotected sexual intercourse, some are also transmitted from mother to child during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period and through unsafe blood, blood products, donated organs or tissues and contaminated needles, their consequences are more devastating and prevalent among women than men.1 STIs are currently a huge burden of disease and adversely effect the reproductive health of people....   [tags: sexual contact, sex workers] 747 words
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The Failure of Abstinence-Only Sexual Education - Many parents often worry that their teens are engaging in unhealthy or dangerous behaviors, including reckless driving, drinking, drugs, and unprotected sex. For many parents, the only obvious solution is to try and hide the facts of sex from their children, in the hopes that the less they know about it, the less tempted they will feel to do it. Other parents make doomsday-esque statements about what will happen if their child participates in sexual behavior before marriage, in the hopes of scaring their teens into abstinence....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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A Research Study of Teenage Pregnancy Through the Years - Pregnancy often occurs among younger women between the ages of 13 through 19 years old. In 1939, there was one incident where a child at the age of five, Lina Medina, was recorded as the youngest person in history to give birth and become a mother. The data which has been collected to support the subjects above will include qualitative and quantitative information. The qualitative approach is about understanding the phenomena, answering questions, and exploring issues. This data is collected from surrounding developed and developing countries which include information from schools and hospitals....   [tags: sex, underage, disease] 1323 words
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International Laws of Prostitution - Introduction Prostitution is the occupational service where sexual acts are exchanged for payment. Opinions of prostitution have changed drastically over the course of half a century, and are being debated worldwide. Prostitution is a very controversial topic, however there are claims that legalizing prostitution could create an overall safer environment, not only for the sex workers but the rest of society. There has been many alterations in prostitution laws and enforcement practices in several countries....   [tags: trafficking, crime, pimping, sex workers]
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Factors Associated with Non-Condom Use among Homosexuals - There are several literatures discussing the importance of condoms in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases; the findings and conclusions of these studies were more or less similar especially among the young population. The youth represent the cohort with a substantial risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infection (Bull, S et al, 2012). Although the risk of acquiring such infections is common among heterosexual couples, male to male sexual behaviour has been considered as the primary risk factor for STIs, especially human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (Geibel et al, 2010)....   [tags: condoms, std, hiv, aids, gay sex]
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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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Sex Offenders: To Castrate or Not To Castrate - The act of rape is arguably one of the worse crimes that can be committed against another person. In the last few years there has been much debate about whether sex offenders should be castrated either voluntarily or as a forced treatment. There are a number of arguments for and against chemical or surgical castration being implemented against known sex offenders. First it is important to explain the difference between surgical and chemical castration. Surgical castration is the removal of a man’s testicles, for the purpose of removing his reproductive abilities and to control the levels of testosterone being produced....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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