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.
Something more needs to be done in order to prevent high school students from finding out the hard way and the harsh consequences that unsafe sex can bring about. Condom availability can also encourage teens to make a safe decision. High schools should make condoms available in both nursing and guidance counselor offices because they would encourage safe sex, decrease teen pregnancies, and to aid in preventing sexually transmitted diseases amongst the high school population. Encouraging safe sex – According to an article in the “National Association of School Psychologists (2002) parents’ wants to be in control of what their teens are learning about sex.” Many parents and teachers are against teaching sex education to students because they think it should be taught from home and also they believe this will only encourage teenagers to engage in sex. It is said that instead of continuing with the promotion of safe sex, why schools don’t just offer teenagers sex education on abstinence and the importance of abstinence.
High schools should teach sex education. Sexual diseases, unwanted pregnancies and abortions could be prevented if teenagers have the proper information. Some parents don’t know how to talk to their children about sex, or they are just too shy to do it. Other parents don’t even have the right information because their own parents didn’t talk to them about sex ether. Many cultures don’t allow kids to talk or ask anything sexually related until they get married, and sometimes even after that talking about sex to your parents is considered disrespectful.
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?
In today’s society major issues are established on teen pregnancy and STDs. Many parents are against the abstinence only education program being taught to their children and others believe in teaching there parents that sex is bad. On the other hand sex education tells students what and what will happen if they have sex they will tell them how it happens, what the effects are after it happens, and how to prevent from getting pregnant or STDs. There are also parents that are very against both, the abstinence based Ed and the sex education courses in schools not everybody wants their children to be taught about sex. The course is usually begin during middle school and kind of fade away in high school, but in the middle there are issues within the teachers and the curriculum that they would have to teach.
One of the reasons it is so strongly pushed is for the health benefits it has for the students. Students don’t fully understand the health risks that come with having unprotected sex because we strongly push abstinence and parents disagree on teaching it at all. So when students look at how the reactions to sex is for the adults they Think it is a bad thing, and in reality it isn 't if we didn 't have sex none of us would be here and if students are taught the right things about the subject and educated on the facts they will get a better understanding and know what to do if the situation approaches them (Rushowy 1). “Markham said the broader concept of consent could be added early on by talking to younger students about respectful relationships and boundaries around their bodies.” On the other hand this worries parents about how their children will respond to learning about these things, and about how the teacher is teaching it. because it might not be the way they want their children to learn about this subject (Keenan 1).
They also take away from their own lives, because a child raising a child is a big task for anyone to take on. The best way for teenagers to decrease the rate in pregnancy is to practice abstinence. It helps control the birth rates and stops the transmittal of STD's. Most teens have sex because of peer pressure and the fear of being left out. Abstinence is very important but the friends you child chooses is also important to the way they approach having sex.
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.
An opposing view my think that teaching the kids about sex will only lead to them actually having sex. This statement is completely inaccurate. “The overwhelming weight of evidence shows that sex education programs that discuss contraception do not increase teen sexual activity.” (Curran) Although, ideally, comprehensive sex education is expected to begin at kindergarten, it usually begins in sixth grade because parents do not want their child to learn about sex too soon. “A "just-the-facts" approach that includes contraceptive education is certainly preferable to "just say no,"” (Hess) The favorable approach is the comprehensive program. Sex education is fundamental because it also teaches kids and teens about sexually transmitted diseases.
Some people believe that schools should start having sex orientation “sex ed’’ classes or health classes that mainly focus on the safety and the risks of their actions. Others believe that the method of abstinence should be taught to the teens. Therefore this situation has caused another war among our country. Upon this war becoming to public some parents raise their issues with the situations. Some parents believe that they should be the ones to educate their children.