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  • Comprehensive Sex Education

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    of sexual education they should receive in school: abstinence-only or comprehensive. Both sides have taken strong, polarizing stances claiming that their sex education program is better. While both types of sex education have their strengths and weaknesses, I believe that comprehensive sex education is a better choice than abstinence-only for several reasons. Abstinence-only sex education teaches one main concept: to refrain from all sexual activity until marriage. This type of education avoids topics

  • Sex Education in Schools

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    Sex Education Sex education informs young people of what they need to know about sex and their risk factors. Sex education being taught in schools not only talks about sex, but makes students aware of sexual reproduction, health, and sexuality. Are teenagers being exposed to sex education to early? At what age should this subject be introduced to children? It is believed that school children engaging in sexual activity is increasing, however statistics and the media state otherwise. “A significant

  • Sex Education In Schools

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    "The Netherlands provides sex education starting in preschool and boasts the lowest teen birthrate in the world--6.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-19--a rate nearly eight times lower than in the United States."(Topic overview: sex education) Pregnancy among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 is a high concern. Sex education has proven in many areas to be very beneficial. Sex education is a very controversial topic with parents. Sex education should be taught because it gives young people information which

  • The Importance of Sex Education

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    When are children first exposed to sex? It is hard to control what a child is exposed to with the growing trend of sexual imagery in advertising, television, movies, and in the general public. An article, Children Learn Best by Observing Behavior of Adults, written by Jodie Michalak states “While children will always have their own personality and emotions, they are constantly influenced by their environment” (2013). What and how children learn is a very significant part of how healthy our society

  • Sex Education in Schools

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    an increasing problem in America. Many public school systems have been working to mitigate these problems through the teaching of sexual education in school. However, many schools are still using an outdated and ineffective system known as abstinence-only programs. These abstinence programs are set on an unrealistic goal to stop everyone from having premarital sex. In addition, those who go through abstinence-only programs are put at greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and getting

  • Importance of Sex Education

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    children perceive sexual education. There have always been disputes about which type of sexual education should be taught in U.S. public schools. There have been many studies conducted to determine which courses are more effective in preventing teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s). Though there are hundreds of curriculums out there only two major options have been utilized in our schools; comprehensive sex education (CSE) and abstinence-only education (AOE). These two alternatives

  • Sex Education In Schools

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    How do we know that teenagers are getting all the information in sexual education class that they need? Many students have questions about sex that they are too afraid to ask, but many are wondering about. In libraries and book stores, you can even find books of questions we all wonder about but are too shy to ask about. Though they are seldom checked out or purchased because once again, the fear of calling negative attention. Often times “additional questions” are addressed through anonymous

  • The Importance Of Sex Education

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    As human beings we all know that sex is a big part of our lives. It is how we reproduce. Unlike generations in the past, sex is more openly discussed today than ever before. Advertisements, media, newspapers, and celebrities are all promoting sex. In short, most teens become sexually active in high school. They can`t seem to get enough of sex and it definitely inquires our minds, increasing our adrenaline and paralyzing our initial sense. Once you hit puberty your senses are aroused and you began

  • Sex Education in Schools

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    misunderstandings, lack of teaching, and publicity. Sex education has been a major debate for children under eighteen, because there are some parents that want it taught in schools and others that do not because of different reasons. There are currently eighteen states and the District of Columbia that require schools to provide sex education and thirty-two that do not require sex education. “There is no federal law that requires public schools to teach sex education or what should be taught” (Glander). While

  • Comprehensive Sex Education

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    therefore, having knowledge about sex is as essential as having education about human anatomy. However, it is highly recommended to pay close attention when sex education is delivered to youths. (Donatelle 171) What and when do American parents want their children to be thought about sex? This is an ongoing question that parents seek to find the best answer, to be able to inform their kids about sexuality in order to build up a strong foundation for sexual health. Sex education, as it is understood today