Sex ed as a joke is nothing new. It’s so widespread that even Mean Girls poked fun at it when a gym teacher tells a group of students, “If you have sex, you will get pregnant and die”. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s not too far off from what some children are being taught. Sex education in the US does not provide kids with the information they need to have a healthy relationship with their bodies and with sex. There’s a lot of benefits to teaching comprehensive sex education but today I’m going
mind” seems to be the philosophy of most schools when the topic of sex is brought up. Teen pregnancy is becoming more and more common across the United States. In Andrew Cherry’s book, Teenage Pregnancy a Global View, he states “the United States has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy”. I believe it could help be prevented by revising the sexual education classes taught in late elementary school, middle school, and high school, if taught anything at all. As I recall throughout my years
the first world would one expect the teen pregnancy rate to be the highest? Surprisingly, it is the United States that has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any first world country, more than double the rate of twenty other first world countries and almost ten times greater than that of Switzerland. While some of the disparity can be attributed to factors such as income inequality, the presence of abstinence only education has a major impact on birth and STD rates in the United States in comparison
A parent does not want to think about their little middle schooler having sex. It is not possible. They are too young at this age. We all want to think this. Are middle schoolers really having sex? If so, what should we (parents, teachers, etc.) do about it? The media talks about preteens and teens and sex but how close is this to the truth? We have heard about rainbow parties in which girls would wear different colors of lipstick and take turns servicing a boy until they left rainbow rings
more than just sex. As explained by Ineke van der Vlug “self-image, developing a sense of identity, gender roles, and learning about how to express yourself, your wishes and your boundaries” (Walia, 2015). Vlugt is a youth development expert for the Dutch Sexuality Research Institute and is behind the Netherlands curriculum that introduces conversations surrounding sexuality in kindergarten. The curriculum is called “Sexuality Education”, rather than the traditional “sex education” taught in North
ordinary teenager can have a drug problem depending on there friends, and relationship with there family. These teenagers turn to drugs because they have no where else to turn. There family members aren't ever around, or hardly ever around. Some teens may have there parents around, but they too are involved with drug abuse, giving little or no attention to there children. They may have dropped out of school, or aren't meeting the standards set for them to meet, giving them a sense that they aren't
implemented in many states, encouraged courts to place young children with mothers because mothers were seen as essential to emotional development. The maternal preference continued to increase throughout the 1950's and 60's. With the spread of no-fault divorce laws throughout the late 1970's, and the increase of women's participation in the work force, women were more able to obtain divorces from unhappy marriages. Maternal preference in custody battles gave women a huge advantage, and a vast ..