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.
The importance of sex education For many years, generations have been continue on who should teach sex education to children. But why are people so ashamed to teach their teenagers about sex? There are many parents who do not think that it is okay for schools to talk about sex with their children. No one else is going to teach your own children better than the family (REWORD THIS SENTENCE: Who is going to teach their own kids about their sex life? Sex education is necessary for all teenagers so that they know the consequences, such as unwanted pregnancy or contracting diseases from having unsafe sex.
Comprehensive Sexual Education Sex, pregnancy, and STDs. Thats what the United States has and the education program they have now to prevents students from these things has no effect or progress on how students can use it to their advantage. While many believe it is okay to teach sexual education, others feel that it is wrong because it interferes with the parenting styles as well as some religion, and worries parents about how their children will be taught on this subject. Sexual Education should be taught in schools openly and more in depth. One of the reasons it is so strongly pushed is for the health benefits it has for the students.
Teenagers often have an idea what it is but may not understand it or know of the health risks of the sexual action. Therefore thes... ... middle of paper ... ...t. Therefore the school district should not make sex orientation mandatory but optional. That way it reserves the right for parents to allow certain materials not to be taught to their children for their own reasons. The issue on whether if the method of abstinence should be taught to teenagers are clear. If abstinence has shown great results than it should be taught to teenagers along with the lessons and materials that go along with sex orientation.
In places like the South, where sexuality is not a comfortable daily conversation, some parents fear that their child will be “forced” to be educated on sexual activities that they do not condone. These places do not want their children learning about sex or other occurrences that are involved, nevertheless their children having access to contraceptives for free in school. “The South, which has the highest percentage of schools (55%) that require abstinence be taught as the only means of preventing pregnancy, has the highest rate of teen births,” (Welsh). This fact has clearly shown that parents forcing abstinence instead of teaching sexual safety are causing more negative feedback than it is positive. Much of this fear of contraceptives comes from the parent’s personal beliefs.
In today’s society major issues are established on teen pregnancy and STDs. Many parents are against the abstinence only education program being taught to their children and others believe in teaching there parents that sex is bad. On the other hand sex education tells students what and what will happen if they have sex they will tell them how it happens, what the effects are after it happens, and how to prevent from getting pregnant or STDs. There are also parents that are very against both, the abstinence based Ed and the sex education courses in schools not everybody wants their children to be taught about sex. The course is usually begin during middle school and kind of fade away in high school, but in the middle there are issues within the teachers and the curriculum that they would have to teach.
Sex Education Should be Taught in Middle School Starting sex education at a younger age is a sensitive issue. Our society becomes more and more liberal about sexual issues of the younger generations, but sex education in middle schools or from their parents are still the same as it was in the past, giving superficial information to students. Most teachers or parents are not prepared to let their students informed about contraception, because most of them think that students are very naive and they are too young to have sex, which is not true. The fast flow of communication in modern society made the students to be very curious about sex to make them want to carry out, and also the social atmosphere is getting less rigid about their acting out, so the young people are not afraid to have sex. However, should sex education be taught in schools or should it be the parents’ responsibility to choose?
Students are taught that they can undergo harmful effects if they choose to deflower themselves before marriage and that the standard is for students not to involve themselves in sexual activity and for adults to have sex only while married (Impacts, 2007). Schools receiving these government funds are only teaching student to “just say no" to sex until they are married, but this concept is so farfetched because we live in an imperfect society. Some states such as Ohio, New York and Virginia have refused the federal funds so that their schools can determine their own ways to teach s... ... middle of paper ... ...ll contract sexual diseases because they engage in oral and anal sex. In most teenager mind if they are not being physically being penetrated then they have not done anything wrong or harmful. Parents and guardians should be the key instructors of sex education for their children.
Trevor Sicardi Prof. Agama ENC 1102 16 April 2014 Sex Education in Schools The controversy of whether sex education should be taught in schools has been a lingering argument for years. Opposing sides are so firm on their position that they will not consider those whose opinions counter their own, making it difficult to come up with a solution. Those who are against the teaching of sex education in school feel that they should be the ones educating their children about sex and that sex should be abstained from until marriage. On the other hand, people who support sexual education programs believe their children will learn the importance of contraception, learn how to have sex through the teachings of a professional, and how they can help open up better relationships with their parents. Kayla Bell writes, in the article Abstinence Is Only Sure Way to Prevent Pregnancy, STDs, that Roslyn Murphy, the mother of an 11 year old boy, believes that she and her husband should be the ones to tell their son what is right and wrong.
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,