Also ignoring the vaccinations that the students should take is a result of less awareness (7)(9). Vaccination is a way to protect you from a particular disease that can harm you. They boost your body’s immunity. Your immunity or immune system is the defense system in the human body (10). Teenagers are the second most at risk after babies, so for that reason, students should not ignore the early symptoms and the vaccination and should be aware of meningitis symptoms (7).
This detail is very descriptive, and is another reason teen pregnancy is happening. One little move on a girl or guy can turn you into becoming a mother or father. This isn't the only “pornographic” detail Luis states in his book, there are much more. He writes these details in his book because it is the reality of what teenagers do and he wants to teach teenagers life lessons about sex. Luis faced discrimination, arrests, gangs, drugs, and all kinds of street crimes.
Schools think teaching this will eliminate the risk of teens having coitus and that will eliminate the need for education on sexual intercorse, sexual activity, contraception, teenage pregnancy, and disease all together. But the proven facts are that abstinence only teachings do not delay the sexual intercourse of teenagers nor do they reduce teenage pregnancy. Another proven fact is that when teens are taught how to effectively use birth control, the rates of unwanted pregnancies go down. And finally when surveyed, over 90 percent of youth want to learn about sexuality and the dangers that come with sexual
Holding an abstinence only class in middle school prevents the knowledge of safe sex to our youth. The curriculum in these classes teach abstinence as the only morally correct option of sexual emotion. They shy away from teaching about contraception for the prevention of sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancies. “Abstinence messages are very important, but clearly the coverage of contraceptive topics is also crucial in helping our youth prevent unplanned pregnancy and STD’s,” says Sara Seims, President of Alan Guttmacher Institute (Livni). 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.
Thesis Statement: Research has shown that comprehensive sexual education is the best way to educate and help teenagers about topics like sex, sexuality, gender and much more, unlike other biased and inaccurate methods like abstinence-only education. I. Introduction: The two major sexual education programs that are taught in public schools across the US are known as comprehensive sexual education and abstinence-only education. A. Sexual education is an important aspect of a teenagers ' development.
Sex is inevitable in their lifetime, so, telling them the right decisions to make and what to do, is no different than preparing your kid for what is to come. Just like many other things, teaching kids to make the right decisions and telling them about the consequences of bad decisions, does not in itself mean you are normalizing that subject, or encouraging sex, but rather showing them how to do it correctly if the times comes. The very essence of losing "traditional values" comes when the subject isn 't revised for the generation it’s in. This lacks criticism of where it falls behind with its compatibility in today 's society. Not discussing a subject doesn 't preserve it traditionally, that 's shoving it under the table until it’s forgotten.
When pregnant, nearly half of pregnancies turn out to be unplanned or abortions. (Fox). According to Maggie Fox, "A 2012 study of more than 9,000 women found that when women got no-cost birth control, the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions fell between 62 and 78 percent" (Fox). The study that was shown, said that removing barriers is highly effective in birth control, (Fox). In the end, if birth control is free, the abortion rate will go down and unplanned pregnancies will slow
They provide talking points, such as “sexual abstinence until marriage provides numerous health benefits,” and that abstinence programs deter other high risk activities of teens like smoking and drug abuse. The authors also talk about how schools teach risk avoidance when it comes to many other subjects, such as drug use, bullying, or even nutrition. The comparison is that schools do not tell students about different types of alcohol, they teach students to avoid alcohol. The Focus on the Family group feels that sex education should also be about risk avoidance, instead of risk reduction. They even go as far as saying that risk reduction sex education is “taught at a lower standard than all other health topics.” They include a link to a National Abstinence Education Association study that shows how Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) improves teens.
Although some parents find it harmful for their children to receive vaccinations, doctors highly suggest them to reconsider that decision due to children catching other diseases in the future, not being able to fight infections, and can save future generations from inheriting the diseases. Many parents find the vaccines to cause more trouble than what they 're worth. It worries doctors that parents do not realize what they are limiting their children from doing because they are scared for the outcome they might receive. Doctors find it rather dangerous to not receive the vaccinations. It is very beneficial to give children the vaccinations, for they will understand when they get older.
“Providing a foundation of quality sex education is the only way to ensure that young people will grow into sexually healthy adults” (Hauser, 2013). The problem with early childhood sex education in the community of Danville is that there is none. Unfortunately, there are students as young as being in second and third grade beginning to talk about sex because of their curiosity towards the topic. When I attended their local school, their sexual education program did not begin until students reached the eighth grade. Also, the sexual education program that is taught in the eighth-grade health class does not goes as far as to talk about safe contraceptive use or the consequences that could happen if safe sex is not practiced effectively.
Sue Alford describes the Sex Ed curriculum as: “Teaches about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaches about condoms and contraception… It also helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options” (3). The Sex Ed curriculum understands that abstinence is the best way to prevent STD and pregnancy rates, but they are also understanding that not everyone will wait until marriage to become sexually active. Because of this, they make sure they provide information that could benefit everyone. Although Sex Ed includes information regarding all aspects of sex, Abstinence Only Programs are a different story. The curriculum in Sex Ed and Abstinence Only Programs differ but the overall message in both are the same.
Banning books would deprive children of a real education about the world. If children don 't know about the world and what other people say and think or what others ' cultures and beliefs are how could they possibly grow to be informed, intelligent, and well-rounded individuals? True, some texts may promote damaging lifestyles to young minds, but again parents and teachers are more than capable of teaching their children what is right and not allowing their children to be exposed to harmful content with age restrictions. You can always teach your kids to be smart and make right choices. If they grow up believing certain things because they only have one narrow perspective, how will they be able to learn who they truly are as a person or what they really believe as a person?