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.
Although sex education at an early age may not be the most appropriate way to inform students, it is beneficial in many ways. To begin, sex education provides information about the different types of sexually transmitted diseases and other dangerous risks from sex. Sex education has a huge factor in the decline of sexually transmitted diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, and Aids all together. The more students know about the different risks that they are taking once they have sex, the more they may not want to. For instance, if a student has no knowledge about the different sexually transmitted diseases there are out in the world today, they may go and have sex freely.
Students can be taught the correct term of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted disease and contraception birth instead of ‘street slang’” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons). If students did learn about sex and some of the harmful things that can happen if they aren’t same, then without that knowledge it could cause them great harm. During a sex education course students would learn about the different ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Students would also be taught how to protect themselves from getting sexually transmitted infections. Sex education is the act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need to know about sex (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons).
Many public schools do speak to students about sex. Although, some parents may find it inappropriate for the school to advise their kids about sex for the reason it is the parent 's job. Speaking to the children about sex will help and prevent problems for their future. When a public school speaks towards the children about sex education,
There are many pros to having sex education taught in schools; for instance, students can be taught accurately how to be safe when being sexually active with their partner. It’s probable that a teenager wouldn’t ask their parents about proper practices to having safe sex, such as how to correctly put on a condom, hence having sex education taught in schools would benefit both the student and the parents. Not only do sex education courses teach students about how to correctly use a condom, but it also teaches them the effectiveness of condoms and how to protect themselves from receiving sexually transmitted infections. Being taught about sexually transmitted diseases and how harmful they are to our bodies could aid in reducing the number of teenagers having sex and/or at the minimum help reduce the number of teenagers having unprotected sex. In addition, “students can be taught the correct terms of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted diseases and contraception birth instead of ‘street slang’” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons).
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. Condom availability can also encourage teens to make a safe decision. High schools should make condoms available in both nursing and guidance counselor offices because they would encourage safe sex, decrease teen pregnancies, and to aid in preventing sexually transmitted diseases amongst the high school population. Encouraging safe sex – According to an article in the “National Association of School Psychologists (2002) parents’ wants to be in control of what their teens are learning about sex.” Many parents and teachers are against teaching sex education to students because they think it should be taught from home and also they believe this will only encourage teenagers to engage in 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.
Teens need to be informed about sex and its consequences by professionals. Comprehensive sex education in schools should be available or even mandatory for all teens. It is through education that our teen parent population and STD rate will decrease. The idea of waiting till marriage to have sex is no longer as effective with teens as it was in the past, due to the outcome of the “sexual revolution liberalizing social and moral attitudes toward sex” (Findley, Sarah, Chelsea Mageland, and Gabriella Pastor). For years the media has promoted sex in music, movies, television shows, and even with people.
From a young age, children are bombarded by images of the rich and the famous engaging in torrid public affairs or publicly discussing their increasingly active sex lives. No longer is sex education left to teachers and parents to explain, it is constantly in our faces at the forefront of our society. Regardless of sex education curriculums and debates about possible changes, children and teenagers are still learning everything they think there is to know about sex from very early on in their young lives. However, without responsible adults instructing them on the facts about sex, there are more likely to treat sex in a cavalier and offhanded fashion. According to Anna Quindlen’s essay Sex Ed, the responsibility of to education children about sex is evenly distributed between teachers and parents.
We are all sexual creatures. At some point, we engage in sexual activity. In order to make sex enjoyable for both partners, learning about our own bodies is important. But, should sex be taught in school? People argue that sex should not be taught in school because informing teenagers about sex lead to them to having more sex.
Some parents believe that they should be the ones to educate their children. While schools believe having an actual class on the subject would be more effective. The issue clear, but another issue is how to approach it. Because if a mistake is made in the education by whoever is teaching can possibly raise curiosity and all that work could have been for nothing. Therefore this paper will included the pros and cons on the war of sex orientation due to the teachings of sex educational classes and abstinence.