The Importance of Sex Education

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Importance of Sex Education

Abortion at the age of sixteen is not an uncommon procedure in today's society. AAAAA is a sixteen year old girl who already went through having an abortion. She had just finished her sophomore year of high school when this occurred. This girl had her life together when it came to academics because she was at the top of her classes and wanted to further her education to a college degree. The moment she found out she was pregnant, she knew that everything would be put on hold. She would not be able to give the baby the life it deserved. So that is what made her decide to have an abortion, but all of this could have been prevented if she and her partner would have used methods of effective birth control or knowledge relating to sex education. Since the number of teen pregnancies are rising in high school, teachers should increase their attention to Sex Education through their curriculum.

Because sex is so prevalent in our society today, the issue must be addressed instead of merely ignored. Murray states, “Students at every level should be encouraged to explore subjects that will not be part of their vocation”(95). With this being said, it seems as though this subject is one that is often ignored through the schooling process. Public schools should strongly consider teaching a program to their students that encourages them to remain abstinent but also teaches them about ways they can protect themselves if they choose to become sexually active.

As children grow, they gain knowledge about a variety of subjects to prepare them for the future. Holt explains, “As we help children get out into the world, to do their learning there, we get more of the world into the schools”(75). This example is so imp...

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...tives were no longer made available to them. With this being said, it is vital the young adults be taught about the importance of sex eduacation.

Work Cited

Barry, Lynda. “The Sanctuary of School,” The Blair Reader. Ed. Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc, 2014,2011, 2008. Page 71. Print.

Holt, John. “School is Bad for Children,” The Blair Reader. Ed. Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc, 2014,2011, 2008. Page 75. Print.

Kirszner, Laurie G, Mandell, Stephen R., ed. The Blair Reader. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc, 2014. Print.

Murray, Charles. “Should the Obama Generation Drop Out?,” The Blair Reader. Ed. Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc, 2014, 2011, 2008. Page 95. Print.
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