Then, the sex education is a essential for invidious, family, and schools, privacy and public sides, which should be creating the best form to teach young generations to have satisfactory sexuality and preventing sexual transmission diseases, but numbers on statistics show the reality society needs help to increase knowledge about how they can prevent STD’s, unplanned pregnancies, and other problems that have the topic of sex. Sex education is an important part of the organizations which want to prevent epidemics as it occurred with HIV/AIDS in the decade of 1980’s in the United States. This issue created at that time sex education was the key to awareness to society that we can prevent transmission of this virus. Also, HIV/AIDS put in the government agenda, federal and local, that they had to act if government wanted to prevent the number of people infected and deaths by this virus. It is not less important in this time, HIV/AIDS, but at the time of 1980’s and 1990’s the issue was latent in everywhere.
Many people consider HIV infection and AIDS to be completely preventable because the routes of HIV transmission are so well known. To completely prevent transmission, however, dramatic changes in sexual behavior and drug dependence would have to occur throughout the world. Prevention efforts that promote sexual awareness through open discussion and condom distribution in public schools have been opposed due to fear that these efforts encourage sexual promiscuity among young adults. Similarly, needle-exchange programs have been criticized as promoting drug abuse. Governor Christine Todd Whitman vetoed a bill in New Jersey that tried to create a needle-exchange program.
When armed with reliable information, a person can almost always avoid the infection. With such knowledge about AIDS available, it is not only important and necessary to share it, but it is also preventative. There is hope that with education will come caution, not the caution of fear, but the caution that knowledge brings. Many have come to realize that "in the absence of a cure or vaccine for AIDS, the most enduring and economical intervention is education" (Lenaghan and Lenaghan 17). It seems obvious, therefore, that effective implementation of AIDS educational programs will stop the spread of the disease among our high-risk groups: children, teenagers, and young women of child-bearing age.
Most of HIV education is targeted exclusively at people who have not yet acquired HIV. It is just as, if not, more important that people who have already tested HIV positive be educated of the guidelines they must follow to prevent the spreading of the disease. A neglected aspect of educating HIV positive people is providing resources to get support and assuring them that they can still lead a... ... middle of paper ... ...ce and for all killed by the HIV virus not because he was infected, but because of the grief that it caused him and the suffering that his life as a whole became. In the end Crohn’s suicide was described as “survivors guilt”. Even though Crohn was physically resistant to HIV he was not mentally resistant to the effects of dealing with the effects that AIDS has on loved ones.
Therefore it is of vital importance to educate people about AIDS and to promote safer sex. The key word now is prevention. Among many proposed policies to help prevent AIDS infection, one of the most controversial is mandatory AIDS testing. Mandatory AIDS testing is theoretically very effective, however, when it is applied, it is not practical at all because one is dealing with human nature, the odd nature of the virus itself, and also all of the stigmas that are attached to AIDS. Therefore, not only will mandatory AIDS testing not prevent HIV infection, it will indirectly increase HIV infection because of the adverse effect it will have on voluntary testers.
2). This form of sexual education can actually make teens more likely to contract a sexually-transmitted disease or get pregnant, and can have detrimental psychological effects on teen girls. One of the biggest concerns that parents have when it comes to premarital sex is sexually-transmitted diseases, or STDs. While these diseases are a serious issue, they are also preventable through the use of condoms. However, a lot of ultraconservative abstinence-only programs spread lies and falsehoods that imply that condoms work less often than they actually do (Alford par 5).
Gambling With Genital Herpes Did you know that there is no proof that condoms really reduce the risk of getting genital herpes? Many young adolescents don’t even understand what genital herpes really is or how you can get genital herpes. Young adolescents should know what the symptoms are if you get infected with a sexually transmitted disease such as genital herpes. Did you know that there is no cure for genital herpes and it is a life long disease? Treatments yet alone are way too expensive for young adolescents to afford.
They also claim that sex outside marriage hat is “encouraged” by the comprehensive sex education which as a result, has some emotional and physical downfall especially when done at a very young age. They blame the comprehensive sex education for failing to discourage premarital sex especially at this time when the HIV pandemic is busy devouring young people in various parts of the world (Deborah 2). In fairness, both programs were designed to decrease the incidence of STDs... ... middle of paper ... ...u, Denmark, Durban: Macmillan, 2004. Print. Miller, Becky.
Teenagers lack the knowledge to make w... ... middle of paper ... ...uld not be having sex at all. Not every teenager is going to have sex, however this is a growing problem that is resulting in teenage mothers and incurable diseases. Schools need to stop trying to hide the issue and make the decision to at least provide some means of protection. Stop thinking about if it is morally right or whether it sends the wrong message, because it is already a proven fact that condoms drastically decrease pregnancies and STD’s when it is properly used. Why wouldn’t schools choose the healthier option to inform our teenagers of today the reality of how harmful unprotected sex can be?
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.