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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.
Nineteen-fifty five marked the debut of sex education programs in schools in the United States. Along the years, many have argued whether or not sex education should be taught in schools. Many believe that the education of sex encourages students to engage in sexual activities which lead to a higher number of pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases (STD’s). As the number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases climbs higher and higher every day in our country, one can only think that sexual education is a necessity in our school systems. Teens as young as fourteen years old have admitted to already engaging in sexual activities.
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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.
By providing contraceptive/sex education classes in high schools the rate of sexually transmitted diseases would decrease. Did you know that “about 9.1 million teens and young adults (aged 15 – 24) got an STD in 2000” (“Common Sexually Tranmitted Disease”1). Results show that only 53% of teenagers interviewed answered correctly when asked about sexually transmitted infections (... ... middle of paper ... ... not to have sex. This social experiment failed by all measures, and we continue to lead the Western world in teen pregnancy and now have teen birth rates on the rise.” This is why as adults we need to reach out to our teenagers and provide them with a program that will make a difference, which is to have contraceptives/sex education taught in high schools. Works Cited Black, Susan.
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