A recent study has shown that while its likely that a condom is used for the first time during sex, this behavior becomes inconsistent thereafter. Americans ages 15-24 contract chlamydia and gonorrhea at four times the rate of the general population, and those in their early 20s have the highest reported cases of syphilis and HIV. A survey done by the CDC has shown that not only are college student not using protection but are likely to have multiple partners, which increases the risk of STDs. Using condoms is effortless and with the variety of condoms sold on the market there is no reason why being safe is not being taking seriously. Which leads me to my folllowing
The falacy of having 'safe sex' outside of marriage is just that: a fallacy. There is no such thing as 'safe sex.' Children have to realize the risk they are taking by engaging in sexual activity. They aren't just sleeping with one person, but with everyone that person has slept with. There is more at stake then pregnancy and AIDS, such as 100 other sexually transmitted diseases.
Comprehensive programs teach about the importance of abstinence, but unlike the conservative program, it also teaches the importance of contraceptives to practice safe sex. (Malone) There is no way to completely stop teenagers from sex because it is always out there and it is inevitable. It is better to teach kids and teens how to be safe if they are in a situation. The only problem with these programs is they are not highly
There are several ways to tackle comprehensive sex education. One way to ensure that teenagers don’t get pregnant is to teach abstinence. Abstinence is choosing not to have any type of sex. With abstinence, no barriers or pills are necessary because the person is not sexually active. According to kids health.org “Abstinence is 100% effective in... ... middle of paper ... ... can use this information, but it’s on how sex education is helpful and how it’s proven to work with teenagers.
Abstinence means refraining from sex completely. Although, it is the only one-hundred percent way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, abstinence-only instruction should not be the only form of sex education taught. Our youth need to know about all aspects of sex. This intails how to protect them if they choose to become sexually active, where to go in case of unplanned pregnancy, what options are available and proper boundaries, which includes the right to say no. Sex may also be a subject some parents may not feel comfortable talking to their children about, as well as, important issue that encompass living a healthy sexual life style.
It is true that there is no “foolproof” method to safely prevent unwanted pregnancies and STI transmission while still being sexually active. In the study done by Chin, (2012) he points out that the abstinence-only program and “purity pledges”, which is the promise to wait till marriage, actually increases the number of people that wait till marriage and decreases the sexual activity in teens. Starting sex education within smaller steps help introduce the world but shield the children from the repercussions of being sexually active. This sedates the natural curiosity of the child but at a safe distance. Results of this study indicate that being more open about the full communication of sex does not prevent teens from being sexually active, but rather increases the incidents.
Being federally funded for well over a few decades; AOE has had a number of advantages over CSE programs. The results however, have not been so prodigious. You see, every day more and more teenagers become sexually active, and every day you hear more about “teen moms”. It is apparent that teenage pregnancy is becoming a vastly growing "fad" in today's society, and many people including myself, suspect that this can be blamed on the lack of comprehensive sex education in schools. Teenage pregnancy went up by nearly five percent from 2005 to 2007.
Comprehensive Sexual Education Sex, pregnancy, and STDs. Thats what the United States has and the education program they have now to prevents students from these things has no effect or progress on how students can use it to their advantage. While many believe it is okay to teach sexual education, others feel that it is wrong because it interferes with the parenting styles as well as some religion, and worries parents about how their children will be taught on this subject. Sexual Education should be taught in schools openly and more in depth. One of the reasons it is so strongly pushed is for the health benefits it has for the students.
It is said that instead of continuing with the promotion of safe sex, why schools don’t just offer teenagers sex education on abstinence and the importance of abstinence. Some parents believe the most secure option to prevent teen pregnancies and STD's is by abstinence. The question is "why don’t schools start by promoting that?" My answer to that question is because society shows that sex is good, it's pleasurable and acceptable. Teenagers lack the knowledge to make w... ... middle of paper ... ...uld not be having sex at all.
On the other hand, schools do not want the responsibility but are forced to take matters into their own hands by teaching abstinence only so that they are not blamed for risks of premarital sex such as AIDS, pregnancy, or STDs. Comprehension teaches kids about safe sex and the proper safety and precautions to take if sex is desired, whereas “abstinence-only programs are inaccurate, ineffective, and may even cause harm” (Advocates for Youth). Ones who believe abstinence only is the route to take must consider the ramifications of teenagers being poorly informed about sexual education. The long debated issue of teaching abstinence or contraception awareness is an inevitable topic that has and will continue to linger in school board meeting rooms for years and years to come. Parents are not talking to their children about sex because some deem it as awkward or uncalled for, leaving it to the schools to teach the little education they have.