Birth Control in Schools

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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. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, teen pregnancy is becoming a problem. Some schools have optional sexual education classes taught to middle school children with parental consent. But sometimes teaching them about the consequences isn’t enough. Yes, it is good that they are being educated about STD’s and how easily one can get pregnant, but sometimes that isn’t enough. If teens are going to have sex, they are going to have sex. There is no way to prevent it. You can teach them right from wrong but if they really want to they are going to find a way to achieve their goal. I believe the best thing you can do is to teach them the best ways to be smart about it. Teach them how to practice safe sex, if any sex. I believe schools should educate on methods of birth control. It’s like using the safety on a gun, if they know it’s there and how to use it, they’re going to use it. They’re still going to carry the weapon but they’re going to be safe about it. Isn’t it the parents job to teach their own children about sex? About why it’s done and the consequences of it? Yes, “Parental involvement is important” (Perlez 1) but parents can only teach their children what they know. Yes, they have years of experience, after all they’re talking to their children, but ... ... middle of paper ... ... Control // Parents and Others are at Odds as the School Board Prepares to Vote on Whether to Allow the Distribution of Contraceptives in High Schools." Star Tribune: 0. Apr 04 1999. ProQuest. Web. 20 Mar. 2014 . Works Cited Fisher, Michael. "Survey shows most Want Sex Education ; COUNTY; Many Parents Said that Schools should Teach about Birth Control and STDs." The Press - Enterprise: 0. Sep 26 2002. ProQuest. Web. 20 Mar. 2014 . Works Cited Ribbing, Mark. "Sex Education in Schools Fails to Address Favored Discussion Topics, Surveys Find Communication Skills, Birth Control, Violence are Not Explored enough." The Sun: 0. Sep 27 2000. ProQuest. Web. 20 Mar. 2014 . Works Cited Marley, Patrick. "Birth Control Education Bill Hits Barrier GOP Blocks Effort Requiring Topic is Taught in Sex-Ed Classes." Milwaukee Journal SentinelNov 04 2009. ProQuest. Web. 20 Mar. 2014 .
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