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.
Therefore this paper will included the pros and cons on the war of sex orientation due to the teachings of sex educational classes and abstinence. What is the difference between sex education and abstinence? Sex education is a term used to describe education about sexual intercourse, sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Schools that offer sex education class (sex ed) often try to educate students so that they will not go out in the world without knowledge of such activities. Teenagers often have an idea what it is but may not understand it or know of the health risks of the sexual action.
What exactly comes to mind when you hear the words sex education? Do you wonder ... ... middle of paper ... ...responsibility away from the family. The biggest disadvantage is that there is no guarantee that the person teaching it has a healthy attitude about sex. Some people feel as if the handing out of condoms may also encourage kids to have sex. After reviewing my sources, I came to the conclusion that sexual education should be taught in school, and can be quite helpful to a certain extent.
Although sex education at an early age may not be the most appropriate way to inform students, it is beneficial in many ways. To begin, sex education provides information about the different types of sexually transmitted diseases and other dangerous risks from sex. Sex education has a huge factor in the decline of sexually transmitted diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, and Aids all together. The more students know about the different risks that they are taking once they have sex, the more they may not want to. For instance, if a student has no knowledge about the different sexually transmitted diseases there are out in the world today, they may go and have sex freely.
I support the idea of implementing sex education at middle and elementary schools. Next step will be to find a strategy to implement it in the classrooms. Birth control methods are simply out of the equation, but today society has created so many tools to facilitate education that a program dedicated to this issue should not be a problem. High School sex education for public and private schools should be a extend class that will teach the different aspects on sexuality of a person life. This change could make a serious impact on the statistics of teen pregnancy, STD’s carriers, and a chance to make rational decisions about their sexual life.
Sex is a very common topic, yet very sensitive when it comes to teens. There are many ways that teens can obtain the wrong information about sex and its consequences. The old myths and misconceptions are the culprits of most teen pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is through sex education that many teen pregnancies and STDs can be avoided. Teens need to be informed about sex and its consequences by professionals.
Students can be taught the correct term of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted disease and contraception birth instead of ‘street slang’” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons). If students did learn about sex and some of the harmful things that can happen if they aren’t same, then without that knowledge it could cause them great harm. During a sex education course students would learn about the different ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Students would also be taught how to protect themselves from getting sexually transmitted infections. Sex education is the act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need to know about sex (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons).
The government (federal and local) through schools, parents, organizations, and media need to work together to provide appropriate information that support a coherent sex education for young people. We have some contradictions that are necessary to fix. For example, at this moment more than 86% of schools have abstinence programs, but the mass media provide to teenagers programs where the scenes have too much sexual content. If media provide these kinds of programs and is influential with young people, abstinence program do not work appropriately. Young people need to have proper information that they can evaluate the risk to have sex intercourses without protection as condoms or contraceptives that prevent STD’s or unwanted pregnancies.
Teaching sex education in schools can create problems. Sometimes teaching sex education at all in schools are banned rise. These problems have solutions, however, there are ways to fix them, so teaching sex education to students is done the right way and is accepted by the parents. Sex education is not a topic that some parents want teachers talking to their teens about. Without it being taught at school, some students will not get proper education because students will not get the proper education as some parents will choose not to talk about it with their teens.
There are many pros to having sex education taught in schools; for instance, students can be taught accurately how to be safe when being sexually active with their partner. It’s probable that a teenager wouldn’t ask their parents about proper practices to having safe sex, such as how to correctly put on a condom, hence having sex education taught in schools would benefit both the student and the parents. Not only do sex education courses teach students about how to correctly use a condom, but it also teaches them the effectiveness of condoms and how to protect themselves from receiving sexually transmitted infections. Being taught about sexually transmitted diseases and how harmful they are to our bodies could aid in reducing the number of teenagers having sex and/or at the minimum help reduce the number of teenagers having unprotected sex. In addition, “students can be taught the correct terms of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted diseases and contraception birth instead of ‘street slang’” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons).