"We say abstinence is the best method that you are going to be OK. However the actual fact of the matter is, we won't hide and be naïve that they are engaging in sex." To capture there targeted audience’s eye, the condom’s name’s are "Great Dane" and "Rottweiler” and are available in shiny wrappers bedecked with a cartoon dog carrying a thi... ... middle of paper ... ...ternative by several designers, particularly in targeting teens. Finally, promoting condoms to teenagers isn't unethical. If teens are engaging in sex—which they are—they need to be protected.
The distribution of condoms in high schools would create more options, provide a safe route to sexually active teens, and increase the prevention of teenage pregnancies. “In the United States, 46% of all high school age students, and 62% of high school seniors have had sexual intercourse; Almost 9 million teens have already had sex” (Conklin). Teens are going to act in sexual activities. Condom distribution in schools would be fair and provide a safe route to those who may not be able to afford condoms which could lead to teen ... ... middle of paper ... ...endorf. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005.
It is undeniable that people will pay for it. Condoms should not be handed out in high schools because this action helps create the illusion that condoms make sexual intercourse safe. When students are offered free condoms and told that it will protect them, they are encouraged to engage in sexual activity. Though it is true they may be protected somewhat, they may not continue to utilize this protection. In Tom Utley’s article Handing out condoms will encourage teenage sex he wrote, If the Government were to dish out free cricket pads at every school in the country, would that make chil... ... middle of paper ... ...26 Mar.
One of the main controversies of sex education is abstinence. Some writers like Rush Limbaugh, and Tony Snow say abstinence is the only way to go. In “ Condoms: The New Diploma” Limbaugh says, “ condom distribution sanctions, even encourages, sexual activity, which in teen years tends to be promiscuous and relegates to secondary status the most important lesson to be taught: abstinence.” He thinks the only way to prevent getting a disease or not getting pregnant is by abstinence. Ubell also agrees with abstinence and thinks that waiting until marriage is a wise thing to do in, “Sex- Education Programs That Work- And Some That Don’t”. He also talks about how acknowledging that teens are sexually active and using behavior to prevent this can also help with pregnancy and transmitting diseases.
My research paper is about why high schools should provide condoms for students, along with comprehensive sexual education programs. I hope to enlighten the reader about sexual education in high school by answering these questions: How will providing condoms keep students safe? Will sexual education benefit kids? And finally, did not having sex ed affect the generation before us? My view is that most teens are going to have sex, it’s natural and instinctual, but making teens less ignorant about sex and provide them with a way to practice safer sex will result in less teenage pregnancies, STDs, and smarter choices regarding sex.
Comprehensive sex education is needed to teach teens about the usefulness of condoms. Condoms are more effective if teens are taught about sex education. Condoms are an important factor in preventing teenage pregnancy. Many people believe that the number of teen pregnancies would drop if schools would distribute condoms. Condoms are safe, cheap, and easy to use.
It is never easy to hear that you have contracted HIV some type of way whether if it was through unprotected sex, needles or from the mother, therefore it is best to get educated and protect yourself from many things. There are many ways that a person can protect themselves from contracting HIV. One of the best ways to know if you have HIV and to stop from spreading it is getting tested. It is okay to talk to your partner about getting tested for the virus. Also, if you use a condom every time you have sex you can lower your risk of contracting and transmitting HIV.
A recent SexSmarts survey, by the Kaiser Family Foundation and... ... middle of paper ... ...ill one’s sexual desires while hindering sentiments, said the SexEtc Web site. Teenagers and young adults need to be taught that having sex is not just another fact of life and that it has a meaning, and it has consequences. Whether a young person decides to have sex or wait until marriage, parents or guardians need to respect their decisions and keep an open door policy so that they can feel safe to ask questions and make thought out, balanced, decisions. "When you reach a certain age of maturity you can decide if you’re emotionally capable of handling the consequences," said Danielle. "My parents gave us a lot of freedom and I am very thankful it because we were able to talk like adults when I was a teenager and they answered my questions head-on, that’s the only way to make sure that your children don’t turn elsewhere for their personal sexual education."
They feel sex is for the couples that are married and should not be talked about outside of those couples’ bedroom. Some religions even find it a sin to mention the word sex in public. First Corinthians 7:9 “If they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” Marriage gives us an opportunity to fulfill those desires, free of guilt, in a way that is pleasing and honoring to God (Speck: Sex it’s... ... middle of paper ... ...ger sexually active one year later (Quincy). Having classes that promotes abstinence will decrease the level of Sexually Transmitted Disease and pregnancy among teens. Abstinence is the way to go, because not only does it provide the best safe sex it also does not cost a dime to up hold.
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.