Having unanswered questions, most students’ understanding of sex comes from media or the internet. Obliviously, the media does not set the right example of how young adults should be engaging in sex. If we want to lower the numbers of teen pregnancies and the numbers teens contracting STD’s, it begins with having open conversations about sex. We are only damaging students by making sex seem sinful and having any thought or desire for sex seem wrong. When in actuality, the sexual needs are part of the human development.
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.
For my research paper I wanted to go into more detail about sex education being taught in schools and by parents. Who does the responsibility fall under? Should it be taught at home by parents or at school by teachers? Parents attempts at sexual education leaves teenagers curious, misinformed and more at risk to find themselves facing the reality of disease and unplanned pregnancies. Therefore, sex education should remain a part of middle and high school public education curriculums.
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.
Opinion Paper Draft 1 Should there or should there not be formal sex education for high school students? Those who oppose formal sex education being taught to high school students contend these students are too young or not mature enough to be educated on these topics. They think that educating them tempts them to take part in sexual activity at an earlier age. Teaching formal sex education should be taught to all high school students across the country. Sex education would first and foremost teach them morals and proper behavior, instruct students on preventing teenage pregnancy, prevention of sexual diseases, and would be beneficial to those students whose parents do not address this issue with their child.
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).
According to Guttmacher, “Many sexually experienced teens (46% of males and 33% of females) do not receive formal instruction about contraception before they first have sex.”(1) This means that many teens are participating in sexual activity unaware of how to have sex safely and how sex effects them. Students are not getting educated by a certified adult, but they are simply going by what they learned from an older sibling or friend. Not only are their peers telling them, but the media and Hollywood glorify sex without showing its risks. Many students need to be educated on sex and its factors in their schools. Although some children are not mature enough, sex education should be taught in schools because it helps clear up myths and questions,
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.
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. Public schools sex education pays a significant role in reducing unplanned pregnancy and S.T.D.s Sex education should be taught in public schools because it helps prevent S.T.Ds and teenage pregnancy. The United States has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the industrialized world and teens have an impact of the sexually transmitted diseases and H.I.V. epidemic facing our nation. Kids before having sex should know about this things ways to prevent it and if they get it what should they do because we don’t want them suffering and being scared for something that may have cure.
Sex education is needs to be taught in our school to inform and teach the safety of sex. If you were to ask a student,” how are baby’s made”, the answer would be sex, but is that answer really true or is there much more to it. There is so much more that our high school students need to learn about sexual activity. If sex education was taught it could prevent teen pregnancy, disease, and safety. Although some parents do not want the children to be taught about sex at their age we can inform them what were teaching and maybe persuade them to agree.