The last approach to sex education is called comprehensive sex education. This does not focus on teaching teens to avoid sex until marriage. Instead, a comprehensive approach to sex education would explain the benefits of waiting for sex until they ar... ... middle of paper ... ...ere is still a necessity for some form of sex education. The country is likely to never come to a complete consensus as to what type of education is the best choice for young adults, but after being presented with all of the facts I believe the comprehensive approach is the best choice for educators. Works Cited “Abstinence and Sex Education.” AIDS and HIV information from the AIDS charity AVERT.
Condoms are safe, cheap, and easy to use. The reason to distribute condoms is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...pregnancy. The best choice though is what program can effectively prevent teenage pregnancy. In order for the U.S to enforce sex education, the government should hire more qualified teachers whom will be able to assist teenagers in understanding sex education. Also the government should make sex education compulsory to teens.
Although our schools preaches safe sex those class have not decrease the pregnancy all our schools. In face the lack of teach students how to use condoms properly, should be one of the reason schools promote abstinence over safe sex. Instructing students on how to have a safe sex life is even against certain if not all religions. Catholics and Christians even frown upon the teachings of what sex is to their children. They feel sex is for the couples that are married and should not be talked about outside of those couples’ bedroom.
The way of teaching sex education has been controversial for quite sometime. Beginning in 1981 under the Regan Administration, federal funding had been directed to sex education programs that promoted abstinence-only-until-marriage, and excluded any other approaches to sex education (Caplan). This approach has been controversial as the public supports sex education programs to include not only abstinence, but information on contraceptives as well (Caplan). More than seventy percent of young women and eighty percent of young men approve of premarital sex (Caplan). Abstinence will not work against protecting individuals if they want to have sex.
An opposing view my think that teaching the kids about sex will only lead to them actually having sex. This statement is completely inaccurate. “The overwhelming weight of evidence shows that sex education programs that discuss contraception do not increase teen sexual activity.” (Curran) Although, ideally, comprehensive sex education is expected to begin at kindergarten, it usually begins in sixth grade because parents do not want their child to learn about sex too soon. “A "just-the-facts" approach that includes contraceptive education is certainly preferable to "just say no,"” (Hess) The favorable approach is the comprehensive program. Sex education is fundamental because it also teaches kids and teens about sexually transmitted diseases.
Abstinence-only education has been predominant method for teaching sexual education in the U.S. for the past several decades. The goal of all sexual education is to educate young people regarding prevention of unwanted pregnancies and STI transmission. However, abstinence-only education attempts to accomplish this by teaching adolescents to simply not have sex, neither providing any education on contraceptives and STI transmission. While abstinence-only education is technically an effective method there are opinions and statistics that would disagree and conclude that comprehensive sex education is better equipped to educate on a wider range of topics. The abstinence–only program teaches that the best way to prevent pregnancy is to avoid having sexual intercourse.
Another thing I learned from this book was how we spend so much time preaching abstinence that we forget to each about how to stay safe if people do decide to have sex. We believe that the only way to stay safe is to be abstinent, and by doing that it blinds us to the reality that sex is going to happen no matter how hard you preach it. It would be more effective and more realistic if we educated, talked openly, and asked questions about sex. How else are we going to learn and stay safe if we don’t educate each other about sex? We blame so many things for why people have sex and why bad things happen, the internet being one of the most common things people like to blame.
Freely accessible birth control for teenagers has always been a topic of debate, but it prevents pregnancy, abortion, and it also has many health benefits. There are cons to the argument that suggests a rise in promiscuity in the adolescent demographic, but in spite of these cons the rise of birth control continues, because access to birth control helps adolescents make an informed and safe decision on whether or not to participate in sexual activities. It doesn’t make the decision for them. Two major types of birth control are contraceptives and condoms. Condoms prevent STDs by stopping the flow of semen in to the vaginal canal.
Teaching sex education in schools can create problems. Sometimes teaching sex education at all in schools are banned rise. These problems have solutions, however, there are ways to fix them, so teaching sex education to students is done the right way and is accepted by the parents. Sex education is not a topic that some parents want teachers talking to their teens about. Without it being taught at school, some students will not get proper education because students will not get the proper education as some parents will choose not to talk about it with their teens.
Teaching our young teens to abstain from sex until marriage seems hopelessly obsolescent when television and other media are repetitively reinforcing the widespread notion that promiscuity is acceptable because “everyone is doing it.” (Seagren, 2002). So to teach anything but abstinence is crazy. Comprehensive sexual education is sending teens mixed messages at best and at worst it is unknowingly condones promiscuity. It is does not set a clear understanding of what the consequences are for premarital sex. Comprehensive sexual education is proven affective in the decrease of teenage pregnancy but at the same time it is encouraging the teens to engage in premarital sex, which most of the teens are really not ready