Many schools teach sex education to children. Teaching sex education can help children in many ways as well informing them about what they should do and not do. Many young men and woman start puberty at an early age which is why they should know about sex. As it is stated in the selection, “Sex education has aimed mostly at saving young girls from early sex --- and, therefore ---- from sexually transmitted disease, while preserving the institutions of marriage and family” (Friedman 773). Therefore, for the reason being that many young girls and boys need to be informed about sex education.
Therefore this paper will included the pros and cons on the war of sex orientation due to the teachings of sex educational classes and abstinence. What is the difference between sex education and abstinence? Sex education is a term used to describe education about sexual intercourse, sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Schools that offer sex education class (sex ed) often try to educate students so that they will not go out in the world without knowledge of such activities. Teenagers often have an idea what it is but may not understand it or know of the health risks of the sexual action.
What parents do not fully know is there is more to sex education than just sex. More sex education classes are being taught health and wellness also. Advocates for Youth is a site that post characteristics for effective sex education to help people better understand what makes highly effective sex education courses. Possible characteristics given by Brigid McKeon, an author for Advocates for Youth writing the article “Effective Sex Education” are teachers getting to know the youth and to clarify what the teenagers values are, being able to provide medically accurate information is important for the parents to believe the teachers are teaching their teenagers the right material and also facts, being able to offer age appropriate sexual health information while also being able to work well with younger generation individuals
A parent should be the first to educate their child. They are more familiar with their behavior and more likely to give truthful facts, risks, and consequences involved with having sex too early. Moreover, they can also judge how receptive their children will be and how they should start with the conversation. Secondly, parents informing their children about the facts are important because the complexities of sexually transmitted diseases have evolved, with all the myths about cures parents should be responsible for ensuring their children are receiving correct information. Another way parents can tell their children would be to teach them about abstinence.
Just by being willing to acknowledge the fact sex education, and communication helps the young generations to make better decisions is a step forward to progress. Consent is an important aspect of sexuality, teens and adults need to give the importance to the topic. The yes or no theory is not enough, a healthy relationship needs boundaries, and girls need to be aware what does sexual harassment means. Teen violence is not rare; it is necessary to provide teenagers with the right information. Verbal abuse is included on teen violence and teens need to know they can speak up.
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. Although sex education at an early age may not be the most appropriate way to inform students, it is beneficial in many ways.
Sex education in our schools should teach more than just abstinence-only because these programs are not proven to prevent teens from having sex. Children need to be educated on how to prevent contracting sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies and be given the knowledge to understand the changes to their bodies during puberty. According to the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), comprehensive sex education “should be appropriate to age, developmental level, and cultural background of students and respect the diversity of values and beliefs represented in the community” (SIECUS). Rates of sexually transmitted disease and teen pregnancy are higher in the United States than in any other domesticated country. Not surprising since American culture has brought sex to the forefront over the last few decades.
There are many pros to having sex education taught in schools; for instance, students can be taught accurately how to be safe when being sexually active with their partner. It’s probable that a teenager wouldn’t ask their parents about proper practices to having safe sex, such as how to correctly put on a condom, hence having sex education taught in schools would benefit both the student and the parents. Not only do sex education courses teach students about how to correctly use a condom, but it also teaches them the effectiveness of condoms and how to protect themselves from receiving sexually transmitted infections. Being taught about sexually transmitted diseases and how harmful they are to our bodies could aid in reducing the number of teenagers having sex and/or at the minimum help reduce the number of teenagers having unprotected sex. In addition, “students can be taught the correct terms of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted diseases and contraception birth instead of ‘street slang’” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons).
After reviewing my sources, I came to the conclusion that sexual education should be taught in school, and can be quite helpful to a certain extent. It can also be an aid to influence teens to try it. I think that it is an appropriate source to educate teenagers on the possible std`s an unplanned pregnancies. I do not feel as if sex education in school is necessarily promoting sex, but influencing teenagers to make the right decisions and where to get more information if they need it. Sex education gives insights on the positive and negative.
The article “Sex Education Should Be Taught In School by Zainuljumh” illustrates the benefits we can derive from having sex education from a trusted source. Sex education is an act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need to know about sex. The author is optimistic and proponent to the importance of sex education as it can prevent younger generation from receive inaccurate information about sex especially from peers. Firstly, teenagers’ curiousity about sex led them to dig deeper about it. At this particular point, younger generations should be taught on what is sex education is about and accurate information should be provided likewise what is sexual intercourse is, homosexuality, negative effects on sex and