Typically, there are two types of sex education courses, abstinence-only and comprehensive. State education departments determine which methods to teach in their particular state. There are many pros and cons to sexual education in public schools, but according to a 2010 study, more parents are in favor of sex education than parents who are against it (Essortment). According to that poll, parents say they would rather have their children learn proper terms ... ... middle of paper ... ...v/TeenPregnancy/AboutTeenPreg.htm> 2. Chen, Grace.
This is the reason that sex education should be taught in schools. The opposing parents’ to these programs being taught within schools and to children feel that the sex education program gives more of an enablement tendency vs. a more cautious beware effect. Studies made by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in 2011 revealed that teens between the ages of 15-24 were the most affected by contracting sexual transmitted infections (STI’s) not to mention those undocumented cases. It is within fundamental nature that we educate our children, especially those within the appropriate age in school and the opposing threats and negative risk of sexual activity. (Hyde 2007) said "It isn't any one thing.
Should Sex Education Be Offered in Public Schools Sex can be traced back as far as Adam and Eve, the first two people on this planet. Today, all age groups encounter things associated with sex, but it is not a problem that concerns everyone. The problem that has been at hand for more than thirty years is should sex education classes be offered in Public Schools? (1.Teaching Fear; 1996) The reason such debate has arose over the years is because there are many diverse opinions about the topic. Children are now faced with problems at a much earlier age than years passed.
Everyone is doing it! Assumptions, like this one, may prompt sexual activities among many teens. The amount of teenagers involved in sexual activity has drastically increased over the last several decades. Especially during the course of high school due to the outrageous status que with having sex. Due to such high numbers of sexually active teens, the distribution of condoms in high school could be implemented in every school district across the United States.
(guttmacher) That is why the United States needs to address this problem at a younger age and use a more effective method. In new 2010 Government curriculum children will now be being taught se... ... middle of paper ... ...ed sex education. America needs to find Lowes the most effective and enforce it in this nation. The goal of sex education is to steer children clear from making bad choices in life. Everyone can do their part in making this happen.
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. Pre-teenagers and teenagers are having sexual intercourse or participating in other sexual acts. According to the Center of Disease Control in 2009 46% of students have had sexual intercourse (Center for Disease Control, 2010). That is almost half of America’s high school students.
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. There are currently eighteen states and the District of Columbia that require schools to provide sex education and thirty-two that do not require sex education.
Therefore, sex education should remain a part of middle and high school public education curriculums. Teen pregnancies have seemed to become a trend around the country and are still on the rise. Some teens are educated by their parents about sex educations, but others are influenced by their peers. As a freshman in college the realization of how sexually active my peers are became more surreal. With unplanned pregnancies, std’s, and aids on the rise, unprotected sex has become a huge issue.
They found that teens exposed to the most sexual content on TV are twice as likely as teens watching less of this material to become pregnant before they reach age 20. Additionally teenagers face pressure to participate in sexual intercourse from their peers. Many high school aged kids feel that they have to be intimately involved with the opposite sex in order to be socially excepted. These contributing pressures can ultimately lead to an unplanned pregnancy for a teenager. Another cause of teen pregnancy is the absence or failure of birth control.... ... middle of paper ... ...h can learn to use abstinence.
The birds and the bees is the quintessential “sex talk” that most parents give to their children when they think the time is right. However, the typical sex talk in schools is quite different than what most parents prefer. Seventy five percent of parents want their children to be taught using the comprehensive sexual education curriculum. Only 15% of parents support abstinence only education (Kelly). Goldman writes in his article, Sex Education, comprehensive education is much more than what many people think.