The Importance Of Sex Education In Public Schools

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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. 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. As a Teen I, for one, am extremely thankful to have had a wonderful health teacher in high school and believe that everyone should be educated about sex, STI/STDs, contraception, how to say 'no', and definitely how to protect yourself in case you find yourself in danger of rape. I consider it a horrible crime that people are still uneducated, it’s sad and obviously dangerous to everyone because pregnancy along with STD/I rates are tremendously... ... middle of paper ... ...ut there is usually still a minimum age below which sex is always illegal. Sexual abuse a person is pressured into any type of sexual contact that they do not agree to. This includes direct abuse fondling of a person’s genitals and other area of their body that they wouldn’t want to be touched, or when a person is made to touch another person in a way that they are not comfortable with. It also includes indirect abuse which is a person knowing that another person is being mistreated, but not doing anything about it. It seems too many teens that adults are always making a big deal about people having sex under the age of consent. Many young people think that if they feel ready to have sex and they use contraception and condoms, it is nothing to do with anyone else. But everyone needs to know what the law says about having sex and why we have laws about sex at all.

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