Some schools decide to teach abstinence only programs, which are not effective enough. I believe this because some parents do not believe their teen should be taught to never have sex until marriage. Along with that parents are again being the ones who need to be educated before the teenagers are. There are parents do not agree with their teeanger being taught sex education in schools because they think their teenager is only being taught about having sex. What parents do not fully know is there is more to sex education than just sex.
Sex Education Should be Taught in Middle School Starting sex education at a younger age is a sensitive issue. Our society becomes more and more liberal about sexual issues of the younger generations, but sex education in middle schools or from their parents are still the same as it was in the past, giving superficial information to students. Most teachers or parents are not prepared to let their students informed about contraception, because most of them think that students are very naive and they are too young to have sex, which is not true. The fast flow of communication in modern society made the students to be very curious about sex to make them want to carry out, and also the social atmosphere is getting less rigid about their acting out, so the young people are not afraid to have sex. However, should sex education be taught in schools or should it be the parents’ responsibility to choose?
The importance of sex education For many years, generations have been continue on who should teach sex education to children. But why are people so ashamed to teach their teenagers about sex? There are many parents who do not think that it is okay for schools to talk about sex with their children. No one else is going to teach your own children better than the family (REWORD THIS SENTENCE: Who is going to teach their own kids about their sex life? Sex education is necessary for all teenagers so that they know the consequences, such as unwanted pregnancy or contracting diseases from having unsafe sex.
Every parent gets nervous when it comes time to have the “talk” with their child. Some parents choose to just be upfront with their child, and others choose not to say anything at all but, sex education is a very important thing. Everyone should inform their children and not rely on others to do the job no matter what the situation may be. Every schooling system generally has sexual education programs or speakers that will come to educate the students, but during these programs they are usually pushing abstinence. Statistics state that “Since 1997 the federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion dollars in abstinence-only programs—proven ineffective programs which censor or exclude important information that could help young people protect their health.” Most young people will not choose abstinence just because they are told to; they are adventurous and need to know all the real details of what is in store for them no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
Students are taught that they can undergo harmful effects if they choose to deflower themselves before marriage and that the standard is for students not to involve themselves in sexual activity and for adults to have sex only while married (Impacts, 2007). Schools receiving these government funds are only teaching student to “just say no" to sex until they are married, but this concept is so farfetched because we live in an imperfect society. Some states such as Ohio, New York and Virginia have refused the federal funds so that their schools can determine their own ways to teach s... ... middle of paper ... ...ll contract sexual diseases because they engage in oral and anal sex. In most teenager mind if they are not being physically being penetrated then they have not done anything wrong or harmful. Parents and guardians should be the key instructors of sex education for their children.
The undeniable truth is that hundreds of American teenagers are contracting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases every single day. American teenagers are suffering from a lack of information and the country cannot afford to ignore the facts any longer. Comprehensive sex education must be made a priority in America’s public schools. Many parents do believe that their children should receive some kind of sex education in school, but prefer the sex education to stress abstinence-only-until-marriage. While abstinence-only programs may have good intentions, they have not proven to be very effective.
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?
Sex Education in the United States Imagine stumbling through a very dark room, unsure of what is in there, but about to make a decision that could potentially change your life forever. This dark room and decision represent someone about to have sex for the first time, after having little knowledge on what sex truly is and the consequences that often times accompany it. Sexual education has been a very big issue for debate in schools all across America. Abstinence-only sex education is a type of instruction where students are taught solely to remain abstinent, which means waiting to have sex until marriage. In these programs, they learn very little information on any type of contraception or sexually transmitted diseases.
The problem with abstinence-only sex education is that it limits their education on topics about contraceptives, sexual orientation, and pleasure. Sure, students can turn to their parents for answers. We all have heard of the dreaded “talk” from our parents. However, not all parents are willing to talk to their child about sex or preach a similar abstinence-only sex life. Having unanswered questions, most students’ understanding of sex comes from media or the internet.
Parents today do not want to let their children grow up in the real world. Sorry, but they are going to learn about it one day. Parents act like talking about sex in school is absurd or unheard of. These people are crazy pretending that there little precious baby has never heard the unspeakable word, “SEX! !” Sex needs to be discussed in school and needs to be done in a mature educational manner, and it needs to be discussed in school because it is rare for students to talk to their parents about sex.