Advocates for sex education are both confused and misguided, it seem they have great difficulties in deciding which approach is best. In addition at what age will they introduce sex education in schools will it commence at the preschool, primary or secondary level. However, Craven (2008) stated that the SIECUS advocates for a comprehensive sex education. Included in comprehensive sex education is the claim for outercourse which is noncoital sex, with or without communication, will reduce the likelihood of coitus. Whitehead, states that noncoital sex covers a range of behaviors, from deep kissing to masturbation to mutual masturbation to full body massage.
Abstinence is restraining one’s self from all forms of sexual activity and choosing to not participate in any sexual acts. Stanger-Hall and Hall’s data collected from all U.S. states with sex education laws or policies (N=48) show that abstinence education is positively correlated to teen pregnancy and STI/STD rates (2011). Among these 48 states, 21 states choose abstinence-only education, 7 states put emphasis on abstinence, 11 states cover the idea of abstinence in subject to comprehensive sex education, while the remaining 9 states did not mention abstinence in their education policies (Stanger-Hall & Hall, 2011). Within these four groups, the
A report by Government Reform Committee staff in 2004 examined 13 most common teachings and finalized that only 2 out of the 13 were accurate, but that the other 11 held subjective negotiation and unproved proclamations regarding reproductive health, gender characteristics, and life’s timeline. Examples would be that HIV can spread through sweat and tears and a fetus at 43 days would be classified as a “person.” Students who receive proper sex education are shown to have sexual intercourse later than students who have received none at all. Sex education does not support teenager having sex which what the other side thinks. Supporters of the abstinence-only classes believe that teaching sexual abstinence until marriage will be the key to prevent sexual involvement through teens. However their curricula is very limited.
The Enlightenment was most likely caused by the Dark Ages which on religion instead of education. The Enlightenment emphasized reason and individualism rather than tradition. Today, America is not living up to the ideals of the Enlightenment because strict voter ID laws are making it harder for poor people to vote, the removal of the transgender bathroom law is having
Birth control, sexual protection, abortions, etc are widely marketed. Meaning, if people don’t have to worry about accidentally having a baby, then they’re going to have sex more. Further decreasing the value. The Star writes, “Sexual promiscuity is mandated by the state, birth control pills are worn on women’s belts, if pills fail, abortion is available.” (The Star) Sex used to commonly be between only a married couple. Whereas now teenagers do it, adults do it, and age of consent laws are at strikingly low numbers.
The authors of these following articles covered discuss different variables that play into the controversy of high school drug testing that support their viewpoint while writing in a manner that effectively reaches their intended audience. Although there is a significant amount of disagreement over the situation, each author backed up their claims with either examples or statistics, pulling an effective argument for each case. Drug testing is argued to be ineffective, and a waste of school funds, as we see that is side Ingraham is advocating. Others have issues with the punishments given to students with proven drug use, and the lack of effectiveness that seems to show. On the opposite side of the spectrum people are taking a stance entirely for high school drug testing, including the punishments that follow.
While median scores for most standardized tests for public school students are around the fiftieth percentile, the median score of homeschoolers on the same standardized tests are in the eightieth percentile or higher, in all subjects. Many argue that the difference in standardized test scores is rendered null when one takes into account the matter of homeschooling families being of higher socioeconomic status, and the parents of such families having higher levels of formal education. However, the increased test scores among homeschoolers remains true regardless of their parents’ level of formal education or their family’s household income (“Home-schooling: Outstanding results on national tests,” The Washington
The bathroom bill, which promotes the idea that schools need to provide trans students with bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity instead of their birth sex, is a very controversial topic, and with that comes some very different opinions. Mine, in fact, is rather complicated because I don’t understand what daily life is like for trans students. But before I state my opinion and back it up with psychological research I would like to break down the whole idea of transgender within the bill and how that relates to a scientific perspective. Okay, so in the proposed bill “gender identity” is defined as “an individual’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex that the individual was born with.” Therefore it comes down to the fact that a person does not agree with their chromosomal configuration. These people usually state that they feel like they are a woman trapped in a man’s body or vise versa.
Birth control is highly effective, Oral contraception is 91-99% effective, (multiple sources say it varies depending on how well the user is using it, but general consensus that it is in this range of numbers) condoms are also highly effective as they are able to prevent 98% of pregnancies. This makes it extremely hard to have an unwanted baby unless something special happens. If you manage to impregnate a girl unintentionally without using these methods then you only have yourself to blame. Abortions create another safety net for this for people who are reckless. It’s a cycle, a man sleeps around (or woman), gets impregnated and then gets abortions because they don’t feel like using birth control.
This simple fact implies that sexuality is not natural, and that our biological make up prescribes in us numerous possibilities for erotic pleasure to be expressed as human sexuality. This is important to our understanding of how sexualities become regulated and how human sexual practices become defined. The knowledge of sexual practices done in the past is limited; however, we can use the Sambia of Papua as an example to provide insight on cultural differences of sexuality. Same sex relations exist among the Sambia of Papua, but these sexual relations only exist until a male matures into a masculine adult, when he then has the ability to have sexual intercourse with women. In contemporary western society, how could we define the Sambia of Papua as either heterosexual or homosexual; we cannot.