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.
In short, most teens become sexually active in high school. They can`t seem to get enough of sex and it definitely inquires our minds, increasing our adrenaline and paralyzing our initial sense. Once you hit puberty your senses are aroused and you began to become very curious. How young is too young to know about sex, or to engage in sex? For my research paper I wanted to go into more detail about sex education being taught in schools and by parents.
Surveys have proven that teenagers are sexually active. Instead of fighting something that cannot be prevented, we should do everything we can to be sure these teenagers are having safe sex. We must focus on educating our youth so they can make informed decisions about their own health and sexual activity. Some parents find it uncomfortable to discuss sex education with their children. Sex education topics, whether it is safe sex practices or abstinence, should be taught in an educational setting and taught by trained professional teachers.
When the students learn about the different hazards as a result of having sex they may not want to have sex anymore. Most sex education classes are taught by informing students and young adults to wait for marriage. It also teaches that abstinence is the best way to stay worry free. Also, by being abstinent there is absolutely no risk in receiving any type of sexually transmitted diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infections, or AIDS. Sex education also teaches and shows the statistics of teen pregnancy and drop outs because of those young women getting pregnant.
Some people believe that schools should start having sex orientation “sex ed’’ classes or health classes that mainly focus on the safety and the risks of their actions. Others believe that the method of abstinence should be taught to the teens. Therefore this situation has caused another war among our country. Upon this war becoming to public some parents raise their issues with the situations. Some parents believe that they should be the ones to educate their children.
Two young people age 13-19 contracts H.I.V every two hours. Sex education is the process of learning about and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships, and intimacy. Sex education is also about developing young people’s skills so that they make informed choices about their behavior and feel confident and competent about acting on these choices. So is there any doubt that sex education should be taught in public schools. Sex education should be taught in public schools because it help prevent S.T.Ds and teenage pregnancy, kids should know what sex is and the multiple consequences of having unprotected sex and also the laws that exist about and related to sex before having sex.
If children knew more about the dangers of sex at a younger age, it could improve society in a positive way. Sex targets a large group of young people and usually starts being put into action with teenagers. 20 percent of teenagers admit that they would still have sex, even if contraceptives were no longer made available to them. (pregnantteenhelp) Some schools teach abstinence only programs. An example of this is Bristol Palin, the daughter of Alaskan governor and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate.
Today 's youth is exposed to sex through several outlets, and not all give educational information to benefit their understanding of the topic. Teenagers need to be taught about the reality of sex and what it means to take part in it. They should not be intimidated into keeping quiet about their concerns on sex, but instead use their authority figures as leaverage to learn as much as they can about it. Schools should be a primary source of sex education because it is something teenagers will inevitably come across in their teenage years. It is necessary for them to know about the myths and facts regarding sex and reproduction, the emotions that teenagers might experience and the dangers and consequences of having sex.
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.
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). So it is better to go beyond what the Traditional Sex Education program teaches and have an Abstinence-Only Sex Education program. Teaching students how to have safe sex is not enough, the students need know everything else that comes along with being sexually active and should be taught skills and tools that will help them make the right decision for their overall well-being. Abstinence-Only programs do a great job of helping students acquire the virtues of temperance and prudence, and providing students with in-depth information about sex, its risk, the value of abstaining from sex until one is mature or is married. As a result Abstinence-Only Education programs should be taught in schools all over the country.