So if sex is not discussed at home, where are we to learn? The answer is; from our just as stupid friends who did not have a clue either! Thank goodness for Sex Education in schools. Sex Education programs in the public school system is a vital tool for young people. The programs in the past primarily taught to abstain from sex, teaching students that sex is only ok when you are married.
“Most education is taught as a brief interlude in physical education or health class. This is not enough time to relate effectively to serious material” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons). More often than not, some parents feel the teaching of sex education in a few days is enough to educate their children. They also feel this quick lesson learned about sex education would provide their students with sufficient information to make smart decisions about sex. “All states are somehow involved in sex education for public schoolchildren” (State Policies on Sex Education in
This is according to results obtained from several opinion polls. The second reason for contraceptive being given to teenagers, will help them avoid many dangerous Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) associated with having unsafe sexual practices. Studies have shown an increase with unprotected sex with teenagers can result in a wide-range of social problem, such as STDs. The topic of birth control in public schools has attracted much support from the American public from surveyed statistics. For example, a 2006 Associated Press-Ipsos survey discovered that 67% of Americans support the provision of contraceptives to students.
What parents do not fully know is there is more to sex education than just sex. More sex education classes are being taught health and wellness also. Advocates for Youth is a site that post characteristics for effective sex education to help people better understand what makes highly effective sex education courses. Possible characteristics given by Brigid McKeon, an author for Advocates for Youth writing the article “Effective Sex Education” are teachers getting to know the youth and to clarify what the teenagers values are, being able to provide medically accurate information is important for the parents to believe the teachers are teaching their teenagers the right material and also facts, being able to offer age appropriate sexual health information while also being able to work well with younger generation individuals
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.
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.
Depending on their age, children need to be taught about birth control, including condoms and emergency contraceptives if needed, way before having sex. These versions of contraception can help reduce the risk of women becoming pregnant and help both partners from contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, which is not curable only treatable. Teen pregnancy is increasing and this because of the teaching of sexual abstinence in schools. Many teens that become pregnant... ... middle of paper ... ...hat Bell included in her article both groups, those who participated in abstinence only and those who didn’t, reported that the use condoms were the same does not justify anything. If I were still an adolescent 9th or 10th grader and an adult asked me if I use protection while having sex I would lie and say “Of course!” because of knowing its wrong and don’t want to be embarrassed.
The second generation approached sexual communication, values, and making personal decisions in one’s life; although students made smarter decisions in the areas taught, it failed to introduce teens to all contraceptives, therefore risky behavior was still being shown. Following the failure of the second generation the program of “abstinence only” began. The problem with this was it not only made students aware of the contraception available to the children, therefore encouraging risky behavior. The most current generation, the practice being taught in schools today, is known as “comprehensive sexuality education”; it not only encourages young adult... ... middle of paper ... ...ve in delaying sexual debut among younger teens (Kirby). Parent and many others think otherwise; but recent statistics show that sex education is beneficial in some way to the school system.
"Schools fail sex ed, new studies say Parents, students want more comprehensive; lessons even as scope of teaching has narrowed." Spokesman Review 27 Sep. 2007: A1. Jordan, Timothy R. "Rural parents' communication with their teen-agers about sexual issues." The Journal of School Health 70 (2008): 338-344 Schemo, Diana J. "Survey Finds Parents Favor More Detailed Sex Education."
This survey says that “Over 80% of polled parents agreed with the statement "Sex education in school makes it easier for me to talk to my child about sexual issues", and under 17% agreed with the statement that their children were being exposed to "subjects I don't think my child should be discussing". (Wikipedia; The free encyclopedia). This shows that most of the educated parents need to build confidence in their children to talk about these facts of lives. However moral values can be still reserved, but sex and sexuality must be taught in early ages so that young generations could be protected from sexually transmitted dise... ... middle of paper ... ...y awesome. Nice book for adults and nice explanation by author which really helped me in my evidence.