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.
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Education on Birth Control Should birth control be taught in schools? Would students be better off know more about the options they have to prevent teen pregnancies? Shouldn’t it be the parents task to inform the children about safe sex or getting them on birth control? There are many ways to look at the perspective of birth control or sex education in schools, which is right, which is wrong, is it right to expose children to sexual education at their age. It’s all perspective.
Yet, sex education classes are mostly for those in college. Sex education is not meant to encourage sex, but hopefully steer students into having safe sex or no sex at all. Becoming aware about the consequences of having sex among the tween and teen community needs to be established and understood. If parents have a hard time giving the “talk” about sex, then the subject should be discussed with a trained individual instead of being avoided. Without knowledge teens will explore things without caution.
Adolescents will continue to have sexual behavior, and it is important in teaching them more precise education when it comes to sex education. With-holding important information and facts about sexual behavior can change an adolescents’ life forever. Whether it be from teen pregnancy or from a life threatening STD. Informing the adolescents of abstinence-only does not educate them of the risks associated with sexual behavior. Providing our adolescents of a more precise sex education program, that includes curriculum on contraceptive, STDs, better communication skills, risky sexual behavior, abstinence, the outcome of teen pregnancy, and include activities that focus on career goals, could reduce the rate of teen pregnancies and protect our adolescents’ health.
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"). In the best way to solve this problem I think a good solution is to have parents be more educated about what can happen if their own teenagers are not taught properly and for parents to take classes to know what their teenagers are being
Children are now faced with problems at a much earlier age than years passed. There must be a way to reach the children before they are in such need of help and are clueless about the devastating problems around them. Sex education is one step in the right direction, when it comes to the health of our children, and the guarantee of a solid future. Although some people disagree with the idea of sex education classes, in the public school system, the majorities seem to favor it. On the other hand, some people agree with the idea of sex education, but feel like the problem lies more in the way that it is taught, rather than being totally against the idea.
Teen births are a growing concern throughout America and there are endless statistics to back that up, but are schools doing all that they can to teach teens on precautions of certain things like offering a more indepth class for those who would want to learn more, or even the methods of birth control, or the flip side to this, the reasons why people do not want this taught in public schools. Teens are going to have sex there is no doubt about it, the only way that they might not is going back to the chastity belt era but even then there is no for sure way to make them stop. In my opinion, I think they should teach information about how to be more safe, how it works and how to use. Or at least offer it as an elective class for people who are interested in and want more knowledge about it. Not everyone might want to take it, like in a few schools around the country students can get out of a sex ed class by parent approval, which is there right as an American due to the 1st amendment of the constitution.
However, the opposition would like to see it stay the way it is and for future children to fall into line with these bad trends. The opposition calls upon parental guidance for teaching children about the dangers and responsibilities of sex. They feel that it is a parental responsibility to inform their children of sex, the consequences of sex, and the necessity to have safe sex. The challeng... ... middle of paper ... .../www.avert.org/sex-education.htm>. Sullivan, Amy.