Many schools teach sex education to children. Teaching sex education can help children in many ways as well informing them about what they should do and not do. Many young men and woman start puberty at an early age which is why they should know about sex. As it is stated in the selection, “Sex education has aimed mostly at saving young girls from early sex --- and, therefore ---- from sexually transmitted disease, while preserving the institutions of marriage and family” (Friedman 773). Therefore, for the reason being that many young girls and boys need to be informed about sex education.
Sex education also teaches and shows the statistics of teen pregnancy and drop outs because of those young women getting pregnant. With those non-pregnant young women and men knowing the risks of having sex, it is more than likely that 40% of those students will not have unprotected sex if sex at all. Finally, sex education could be beneficial in the movement to stop abortions.
Kids before having sex should know about this things ways to prevent it and if they get it what should they do because we don’t want them suffering and being scared for something that may have cure. As a Teen I, for one, am extremely thankful to have had a wonderful health teacher in high school and believe that everyone should be educated about sex, STI/STDs, contraception, how to say 'no', and definitely how to protect yourself in case you find yourself in danger of rape. I consider it a horrible crime that people are still uneducated, it’s sad and obviously dangerous to everyone because pregnancy along with STD/I rates are tremendously... ... middle of paper ... ...ut there is usually still a minimum age below which sex is always illegal. Sexual abuse a person is pressured into any type of sexual contact that they do not agree to. This includes direct abuse fondling of a person’s genitals and other area of their body that they wouldn’t want to be touched, or when a person is made to touch another person in a way that they are not comfortable with.
Not all parents will end up educating their teenagers about sex education, mainly because some parents do not want to teach their teenagers because it will make them want to experiment while some parents are also uncomfortable talking to their teenagers about sex education, parents told the authors of The Parents Role article (“The Parent 's Role"). In the best way to solve this problem I think a good solution is to have parents be more educated about what can happen if their own teenagers are not taught properly and for parents to take classes to know what their teenagers are being
When defining sex education in relations with teens, it is basically informing them about all facts and issues about sex. There are also other terms associated with sex education that students will need to know. Restraining from any type of sexual intercourse or foreplay, for the matter, is call abstinence. Most parents favor that an abstinence-only programs should be taught in the school system. This type of program censors facts about contraceptives and condoms to stop the spread of sexual transmitted disease.
Many methods can be used to prevent teenage pregnancy and can decrease the birthrate significantly. Doctors and parents play a key role in teen pregnancy preventions. Since teen birthrates are rising, teens have to have access to preventions in order for it to be effective. With having permission from a guardian to engage in preventions, children can prevent themselves from becoming a parent at such a young age. Parents should properly inform their child on the subject of sex and communicate with them daily to figure out if further methods should be considered.
Previously being a kid myself, I know that many feel that sex is an uncomfortable subject to talk about with their parents, and the parents may feel the same way, which is why they don’t talk to their kids about it and tell them to wait until marriage. Why risk your child’s health by them potentially contracting a sexually transmitted disease or becoming pregnant solely because you think premarital sex is “unethical”? By the assistance of these programs children learn the importance of contraception, how to have sex through the teachings of a professional and it can help open up better relationships with their parents. Contraception plays an important role in having sex. Depending on their age, children need to be taught about birth control, including condoms and emergency contraceptives if needed, way before having sex.
Yet all this ideas of keeping sexual information hidden from high school students are not stopping them from having sex. The statistics show that the average age an adult is when he or she has his or her first intercourse is as young as 12 years old! In addition, the number of people with AID's and STD's keeps rising, abortion clinics and adoption agencies keep growing and teenagers still become young parents; therefore, not having access to sexual education is not the solution. Avoiding taking to our kids or Preventing them from having access to a sexual education is like sending them to a battlefield without the proper weapons. It is a must to have this type of education at high schools.
All children deserve love and care from their parents. The United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than other countries because one is not open to talk about sex with a child once puberty emerges. The Telegraph (2007) reads that the Dutch is more open with children about sex, however, some of the approaches that are taken, some would call extreme and parents as well as educators would not agree with it in the United States. To list a few of their shocking demonstrations: condom demonstrations, trips to sex shops and videos on masturbation. The Dutch say the demonstrations were a small part of their agenda, they tend to stress more towards morals and emotional implications of sex (Donnelly, 2007).
They also polled 1,008 teens about whether they watch the show. Teens from the poll study and the viewing study reported that watching the show made pregnancy more real to them, and gave them a better understanding of the challenges of being pregnant, and how to avoid it. Sex education should be taught in schools, because teens need to know the risks of their sexual actions, and what to do to prevent those risks. Not only does sex ed help reduce the amount of teen pregnancies, but it also reduces the risks of sexually transmitted diseases.There has always been the idea of teaching Abstinence only education, but when a teenager is in a situation where he or she decides they want to go through with having sex, they need to be given the tools like knowing how to use a condom, and how to use birth control to at least have safe sex, and that is what teaching sex education in schools does. One of the biggest reasons for sex ed is teen pregnancy.