The result is about 1 million pregnancies each year among women ages 15 to 19.” (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) At the age 15-20 most teen males and females don’t have a stable job and are still going to school. There is much at risk when a male and female decide to have sexual intercourse. Having a sex education class would help decrease the teen pregnancy rate. Learning what one can do to prevent a teen pregnancy and the consequences that can lead up to it, will help reduce the amount of sexual activity among teens. Having a sex education class that is required will benefit the upcoming teens of the next generation.
As Royster, a man who was interviewed for an CDC article about sex education, stated from youth individuals, “There is no one in school teaching me how to protect myself. I didn 't learn about this in school.” (“CDC Reports Rise In Teen Pregnancy, STD Rates”). Parents have the right in this world to not accept the fact of teachers being the person to educate their teenagers sex education in schools. Teens have huge opportunities in life they can succeed in, for an example teen pregnancy can lower the chance of a teen finishing high school or going to the college she dreamed of. 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").
This simple act jeopardizes these students' futures and possibly their lives. An increasing amount of school systems are starting to combine messages involving abstinence from sexual activity, and expanding availability of contraceptives, especially condoms. Schools are now stepping in to further equip their students for life. The distribution of condoms in public high schools will lower the rate of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers. About one million teenagers become pregnant each year in the United States.
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.
Teen pregnancies and the rate at which young individuals are getting sexually transmitted diseases are increasing daily. If public schools implemented a distribution of condoms, it would promote safe sex, teach responsibility and help lower teen pregnancy rates. Therefore it is my belief that condoms should be distributed in high school. This can also help decrease the amount of teens dealing with issues at a young age. 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.
This is the reason that sex education should be taught in schools. The opposing parents’ to these programs being taught within schools and to children feel that the sex education program gives more of an enablement tendency vs. a more cautious beware effect. Studies made by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in 2011 revealed that teens between the ages of 15-24 were the most affected by contracting sexual transmitted infections (STI’s) not to mention those undocumented cases. It is within fundamental nature that we educate our children, especially those within the appropriate age in school and the opposing threats and negative risk of sexual activity. (Hyde 2007) said "It isn't any one thing.
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?
Sex Education is Important for Students in Schools Prevention is always better than the cure”-but how can we help our future citizens; the teenagers to be cured from early sex and unwanted pregnancy when they do not know even about the preventions? Sex education, the students of most of the Asian countries do not even know about this subject, when the teenagers of the western countries are becoming more aware of having safe sex as well as their lives. Teenage sex, abortion, HIV patients and last but not least suicide cases are increasing day by day in the countries of the continent Asia. The number is increasing because the teenagers who are entering to adolescent do not know proper information about unsafe sex and how can it harm their future life. They become emotional and take drastic step like suicides and unhealthy abortion process in a fear of being stigmatized by the society; where they find no one to help them in this crucial phase of life.
Each year there are many unwanted babies born, or even worse aborted in this country. Many which are born to young people with little or no education about condom use and sex. With a little education about condom use and safe sex many of these unnecessary pregnancies could be prevented. Many parents do not educate their children about sex; therefore the burden usually falls on the schools. Condoms should definitely be readily available in the school system, along with a Sex Education program that includes how and why to use condoms properly.
There has been increasingly more discussion about sexual education programs and whether or not they should be included in the school’s curriculum. The truth is, if sex education is avoided in schools, teenagers—many of whom already lack expertise in the sexual education field—are being denied the knowledge of possible diseases, outcomes, and opportunities that sexual education has to offer. Without sex education, teenagers would be unaware of the harmful consequences of their actions, thus it should be implemented in every educational curriculum. Without proper sexual education, many teenage girls are at a high risk of pregnancy. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 409,840 infants were born to teenagers that were between the ages of 15 and 19 (About Teen Pregnancy).