Sex education will prevent many things for a child’s life, they will be able to be healthy, finish their education and enjoy a social life. Although some parents might find it inappropriate to speak to their children about sex, it is best to inform them before they suffer through problems. A child should be informed by anyone about sex education before they are being sexually active and might end up being pregnant or have some disease being that they were not informed about sex education. Parents should be grateful that the public schools their kids attend inform them about sex, for the reason sex education can inform them as well as preventing them from several
Not all parents will end up educating their teenagers about sex education, mainly because some parents do not want to teach their teenagers because it will make them want to experiment while some parents are also uncomfortable talking to their teenagers about sex education, parents told the authors of The Parents Role article (“The Parent 's Role"). In the best way to solve this problem I think a good solution is to have parents be more educated about what can happen if their own teenagers are not taught properly and for parents to take classes to know what their teenagers are being
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.
These kids are in danger of sexually transmitted diseases. There is also a big possibility for them to become pregnant and that is why sex education should be taught to avoid these things from happening. In sex education, students are also taught of abstinence. They are taught that they should only have sexual intercourse after they get married. In case the parents are always away from their children, sex education should be taught to them so that they would learn it from an educated and responsible adult instead of learning it from the media or from their friends There will always be peers who would badly influence others.
Only 59 percent of pregnancies of age 15-19 end ... ... middle of paper ... ...f the sexuality active population. These numbers will go down if sex ed. would teach our kids about the safe way to do it. No matter what teens are going to have sex, its in the human nature, but what are we going to do to protect them from having safe sex. Sex education is brought of a topic as a bad thing, but if teens are being taught about there body in a specific way how is that bad.
Children are now faced with problems at a much earlier age than years passed. There must be a way to reach the children before they are in such need of help and are clueless about the devastating problems around them. Sex education is one step in the right direction, when it comes to the health of our children, and the guarantee of a solid future. Although some people disagree with the idea of sex education classes, in the public school system, the majorities seem to favor it. On the other hand, some people agree with the idea of sex education, but feel like the problem lies more in the way that it is taught, rather than being totally against the idea.
The feeling is mainly that the responsibility belongs to parent because they know what information is needed to be told to children. In any case, many parents do not feel comfortable enough about sex to talk it. Parents can teach their children family and religious value but many have a hard time talking about sexual subjects. It was said by teacher Mary L. Tatum, that schools do a better job influencing children and have more time to try to influence children better than anyone except, perhaps, the parents. It is important that parents give information about sex.
So if sex is not discussed at home, where are we to learn? The answer is; from our just as stupid friends who did not have a clue either! Thank goodness for Sex Education in schools. Sex Education programs in the public school system is a vital tool for young people. The programs in the past primarily taught to abstain from sex, teaching students that sex is only ok when you are married.
“Teen pregnancy went way down in the ‘90s, and 75 percent of it was because of an increased use of contraception.”(Al Franken). If teenagers learn about methods of birth control they can use it to their advantage if these actions are what they choose to apply themselves to. Many parents think if students learn about birth control they will start engaging in intercourse, birth control should become part of the school curriculum because once students understand how to prevent pregnancy and STD’s than the rates in teens will decrease and students should know all the options of prevention. Many parents believe that once a teenager learns about methods of contraception they will immediately start having sex. If that’s true then these teenagers are only being taught abstinence only programs through school and the parents think this is the way to go.
In today’s society having an abstinence-only education doesn’t lower the risk of adolescents becoming pregnant or catching sexually transmitted diseases, also known STD’s. Teaching abstinence as the only morally acceptable option is wrong. The only thing that will lower that risk is teaching sex education in public schools. Adolescents will become more aware of the risks and factors that come along with sexual intercourse at a young age. Bringing a sex ed course into public schools will set better knowledge into a student 's mind rather than telling them “having sex is bad, just say no”.