Education on Birth Control Should birth control be taught in schools? Would students be better off know more about the options they have to prevent teen pregnancies? Shouldn’t it be the parents task to inform the children about safe sex or getting them on birth control? There are many ways to look at the perspective of birth control or sex education in schools, which is right, which is wrong, is it right to expose children to sexual education at their age. It’s all perspective.
What should we do to stop or moderate the sexual behavior of teenagers? There are plenty of good ideas, but the most important ones are: schools should teach sex education frequently, organizations and companies should help teenagers to abstain from sexual relationships, and parents should intervene. Schools should teach sex education frequently until last grade. An interesting fact is that the CDC data shows that less than the 50% of middle schools teach sex education (Sex Education in Schools). This means that underage teenagers probably don’t know about sexual relationships while they are young.
As a teenager, I firmly believe that sex education should be taught in schools because students need to be educated. Many parents don’t address this topic at home, so school is the best opportunity. States that require sex education programs mandate that all students participate in these programs unless their parents decide to opt them out. How can parents do that? The parents have the right to have a say in whether or not their child is going to participate in these sorts of programs because “parental rights are derived from parental duty and exist only so long as they are needed for the protection ... of the child”.
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.
Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/ TEENAGERS & SEX SEX EDUCATION DEBATE By Nicholas Goldberg and,Michele Ingrassia. (1987, Jun 23). what should be taught? this third part of a series examines how the AIDS crisis has intruded upon the sometimes bitter controversy over the responsibility of the schools. Newsday.
However, curiosity comes about naturally and if it is met with over-protectiveness and suspicion from parents then the child has no other choice but to get the facts from another source which could possibly be firsthand experience. Due to the risk of adolescents learning all abo... ... middle of paper ... ...ly Adolescents. "Journal of School Health. 83.11 (2013): 810-817. Print.
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It seems like there have been more teen pregnancies now than ever before. Why is that? Many people question whether or not schools should keep sex education in the classroom or completely remove the course from schools. Sex education needs to be a course that is required to take in junior high and high schools, in attempt to prevent teen pregnancies and make them aware of the outcomes if one does become pregnant. The National Campaign to Prevent teen Pregnancy acknowledges that, “There are 750,000 teen pregnancies annually.” Eight out of ten of those pregnancies are unintended.
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Without knowledge teens will explore things without caution. Sources indicate that the argument to allow sex education within public schools, such as middle or high schools, is whether the benefits of learning about sex at an early age will outweigh the risks of experiencing sex without advanced knowledge. Teenagers who learn about sex in school are less likely to have sex at a young age than those who learn from family, friends and the media. Based on a questionnaire conducted by Victoria Bourton, a senior staff nurse, Paediatic Accident and Emergency at St Thomas’ Hospital, students, 16 and 17 years old, knew about the risks of having sex because 75% of the answers about sex were correct. Participants felt that the need for sex education at an earlier age is appropriate and will reduce the urge to ... ... middle of paper ... ...s, 2011.