Sex among teenagers is one of the most controversial topics of our time. The teen pregnancy and STD rates in the United States alone have become a major problem over the years. Despite these skyrocketing sex cases, sexual education is not being taught in some schools, and the ones that do are extremely limited. Parents, the government, organizations, and school boards do not teach the proper curriculum necessary for students to thoroughly understand sexual behavior. This essay will explain the need for proper sexual education in our schools.
Sexual education is very strong subject that should be taught in public schools. It is essential in everyday life to know the dangers involving sex and the diseases associated with it. Sexual education is a very controversial subject in the United States. There are many religions that think it is unrighteous to teach students about such a strong subject, especially if it involves fornication. Todays youth is unaware that it is very easy to contract diseases and having accidental pregnancies when having sex.
More and more Chinese adolescents are engaging in sexual activity. As a result, the numbers of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Chinese young adults have increased markedly. Most people in China believe that the increasing number of teenage pregnancies and abortions is highly related to a lack of sex education, but adults like parents and teachers still feel the courses on sex are unnecessary. However, in order to decrease the number of teenage pregnancies and STIs, providing sex education for school-aged children from both schools and homes is very important. The lack of sex education has led to some shocking stories.
For many decades, Sex Education has been taught in public schools but also has been a topic of controversy. Proponents of Abstinence-Only Education argue that Traditional Sex Education should not just focus on teaching students about contraceptives and how to use them, but instead it should also help students develop and acquire the virtues of prudence and temperance, and teach students the importance of abstinence and the emotional risk that comes along with being sexually active at such a young age. Other people like to argue that Traditional Sex Education should be taught in schools because they believe that informing students about how to be safe when participating in sexual acts is very important. Abstinence-Only Education is the best form of Sex Education for students and should be taught in the public school system because it teaches students the importance of abstaining from sex along with helping them develop or acquire the virtues of prudence and temperance. Sex Education is a common practice in the United States and many other western count... ... middle of paper ... ...y, which will leave room for error and mistakes which will result in teenagers putting themselves at risk for sexually transmitted disease (or infections).
For my research paper I wanted to go into more detail about sex education being taught in schools and by parents. Who does the responsibility fall under? Should it be taught at home by parents or at school by teachers? Parents attempts at sexual education leaves teenagers curious, misinformed and more at risk to find themselves facing the reality of disease and unplanned pregnancies. Therefore, sex education should remain a part of middle and high school public education curriculums.
It is not less important in this time, HIV/AIDS, but at the time of 1980’s and 1990’s the issue was latent in everywhere. Prevention is the key of sex education even though many people do not understand the value of educate people in their sexuality. We only go to the local schools and pay attention how teachers or programs threat the topic with their students. In the US exists two kinds of sexual education are in schools; one of the schools presents a comprehensive ... ... middle of paper ... ...gether if we want to prevent infectious or other problems that confront people who do not have enough information about sexuality. 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.
In today’s society, sexual education must be a staple subject in the high school, and maybe even the junior high school, curriculum. Many young teenagers are learning about sex from the wrong outlets, such as television, which makes them unable to make informed, educated decisions about their sex lives. A study published last month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that abstinence education deters sexual activity in young teens. The same study also showed that students who receive formal sexual education classes wait longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraceptives (Pappas). The decision whether or not to allow sex education classes to be taught in school system is a continuing dilemma.
Many American people support the view points, that schools should offer contraceptives to students in schools. This can really help minimize... ... middle of paper ... ...reduce teenage pregnancies which disrupt students’ lives. Moreover, contraceptives enable sexually-active students to avoid sex-related dangers such as STDs. Finally, despite the fact that contraceptive use by students attracts different reactions, birth control is necessary to students so as to prevent the numerous harmful effects that come from unsafe sexual practices. Works Cited “Birth Control at School?
Sex education is a very basic term used to describe a wide range of programs which aim to impart graphic, detailed, sexual information to our children” (Sex Education). During a sex education course, there could be topics discussed that include sexual health, sexual reproduction, and sexuality. When talking to teenagers about these subject matters, the topic can make parents feel very awkward and uncomfortable. Because of this, parents might be very vague in talking with their children about sex, and possibly might not talk about it at all with them. In today’s world, many children are overwhelmed with sexual advertisement as they see these images everywhere around them.
Sex is a word that means many different things to people across America and even the world. The word sex also initiates a series of questions. One of the major questions about sex that does arise is, should sex education be taught to children at a very young age? The answer to this conflicting question is yes. 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.