... middle of paper ... ...s have come up false or misleading. Sexual Education teaches adolescents about sex, not try to demonize it like abstinence programs do. If sexual education was properly taught in all schools, teen pregnancy and STD rates would drop significantly. Work Cited McKeon, Brigid. “Effective 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.
If schools taught sex to children starting at the age of seven, it could highly change the way that sex is having a negative impact on our world. Kids need to know that having sex is wrong. If kids were more aware, it could reduce the number of teens getting pregnant in modern age. It would create more teens and adults with better morals. If children knew more about the dangers of sex at a younger age, it could improve society in a positive way.
A 2011 survey indicated that more than forty-seven percent of high school students claim to have had sex with four or more partners within their lifetime. Among those students sixty percent reported condom use while 23 percent reported birth control use during their last sexual encounter (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2014). Teen pregnancy and birth has decreased in numbers as a whole but the US remains to be one of the highest in teen birth, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates among the industrialized nations... ... middle of paper ... ...contraception, and condoms can really help. So, parents should sit down with their kids and give them insight. Schools should also be accepting of sexual education programs and do their part as well.
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.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “56 percent of high school students are virgins”(Martin). For the 56 percent abstinence only is doing them well, but there are still 44 percent of high school students engaging in sex without knowing the precau... ... middle of paper ... ...ive amount of research, it is obvious that sex education in the United States is an important topic to teach in schools. This is something that can affect not only the students body, but also their future. It must be taught. Students not only need to know the consequences of having sex, but also how to protect themselves and their partners.
Opinion Paper Draft 1 Should there or should there not be formal sex education for high school students? Those who oppose formal sex education being taught to high school students contend these students are too young or not mature enough to be educated on these topics. They think that educating them tempts them to take part in sexual activity at an earlier age. Teaching formal sex education should be taught to all high school students across the country. Sex education would first and foremost teach them morals and proper behavior, instruct students on preventing teenage pregnancy, prevention of sexual diseases, and would be beneficial to those students whose parents do not address this issue with their child.
Sex Education Sex education informs young people of what they need to know about sex and their risk factors. Sex education being taught in schools not only talks about sex, but makes students aware of sexual reproduction, health, and sexuality. Are teenagers being exposed to sex education to early? At what age should this subject be introduced to children? It is believed that school children engaging in sexual activity is increasing, however statistics and the media state otherwise.