Talking about sex must not be a stereotype, it must be a way to inform and prevent. According to a study done by the Clínica del Adolescente and Hospital de Niños, 75% of the adolescents believe interrupted intercourse is one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy and 67% had no idea how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. As a result of this study, we are able to understand the importance of learning about safe sex. This generation is not aware of the consequences of a pregnancy at a young age or the implications that a sexually transmitted disease has. For this reason, MEP prepared different programs to teach and guide students to the best path.
As media communication is evolving now, students may access to any sites that provides nude and pornography. In that case, schools played a big part in educating students about sex education as early as possible because they will eventually find out about sex as they grow up and being exposed by media and peers. In addition, although some parents think that they have the most right in giving sex education to their children, yet, school do a better job influencing students and have more time to influence students. Some parents agreed that if sex education be taught at home, they, parents can also convey religious value but they also have the least time with their children compared to school. Undeniable that parents should give sex education to their children, aside from that, one who should strengthen the information received and making sure it is correct is school.
If there any people who said that the sex education is not appropriate to be taught in school, it is not really right. In fact, the sex education will be the influenced element for the future of our young generation. Therefore, the government should be open-minded considering teenagers’ reproductive health by including sex education in the curriculum. (Restating the main point) Why does the government tend to reject insert sex education content to the curriculum if it has a positive impact for the young generation? Although the government said that the sex education is enough to give in a seminar or in biology class.
For example, some people said that sex education could be inappropriate for youngsters. Babychild.org.uk co-founder Andy Barr said, 'I am not surprised by the results of the study, with the majority of parents against the idea of sex education in a school environment’ (Andy Barr, n.d). Many think teaching the sex education are the parent’s responsibility, not the school. This sex education is the sensitive subject so that parents must have their way to approach their kids and control what they want their child to know at the very young age (Babychild.org, n.d). When teenagers are exposed by learning new knowledge like sex education, they will be more curious and start to ask more about it, like ask about sexuality and sex.
Alexa Williams Professor Sarah Almond College Composition 16 February 2017 Sex Education in High School Many teenagers are uncomfortable talking about sex because they are not educated well on the subject. Almost all teens do not know about the risks of sex; infections and diseases could change their lives unexpectedly. Having sex education courses in schools would allow them to ask questions in a safe environment. Comprehensive sex education courses should be mandatory for high school students in order for them to understand how their bodies work. These classes would work to reduce teen pregnancy, disease and infection, as well as teach realistic forms of contraception opposed to abstinence.
Conservatives normally believe that abstinence should be the only policy taught in schools, while liberals feel that statistics shows an increase in risky behaviour amongst teens indicates a need for sex education in the school system. The former Minister of Education Dr. Gopeesingh said, “More than 2, 500 teenage pregnancies are reported annually in Trinidad and Tobago” (Caribbean 360, 2014).In many societies and cultures such as India and Africa, parents talking about sex to their offspring is considered taboo, therefore, children are left to believe in playground myths. Sex education helps children understand their emotions, gender identity, values, decision-making, sex roles, biology, relationships and feelings. Parents who are interested in their children sex lives would say goodbye to teenage pregnancy but hello to sex education. Sex Education or Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) should be compulsory in all
Another problem with irresponsible drinking by underage youth is the lack of education. Conversely, if we lower the drinking age and provide adequate education to young adults that would the ideal situation. I disagree with some of the claims made by Laura Dean-Mooney in the article, “A Lower Age Would Be Unsafe”. She claims that if we lower the drinking age the responsibility would fall on “high school parents and educators”(Dean-Mooney 7). I think that the responsibility should already fall on high school parents and educators because these important figures should be teaching children and students the effects of alcohol at a young age.
As society has progressed, education has always been put on the forefront, deemed as necessary to accomplish to succeed in life. While education tends to cover an array of topics and is always elaborated on in great detail; some forms of education are put on a back burner and perceived as taboo. Sexual education is almost unmentionable when it comes to informing the youth of our society and is perceived to have an overall negative affect on our youth’s state of mind. Although some schools are taking initiative to present some form of sexual education, the information presented is taught in an unsuccessful manner. Some schools opt for an abstinence-only program which teaches the idea of waiting until marriage to engage in sexual activities; whereas, others opt for a comprehensive sex education program which teaches abstinence as a secondary option and expands on the idea of being prepared and well-informed before engaging in any sexual activity.
Not enforcing drug tests does not mean that schools should allow drug use, but rather learn unique tactics to aid in the progression to end it correctly. Being a recent high school graduate, I have seen the debilitating outcomes of young adult 's self-destructive actions pertaining to drug abuse. Therefore, I believe my knowledge on the topic and ideas to fix it is justified. While doing an array of other projects on the misuse of drugs, I have learned that statistics show that students do not decrease their drug usage because of screenings. They simply begin to feel targeted and that they are guilty before proven innocent.
According to Desiderius Erasmus, “the main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth”, which means there is something we can do to cure this crisis before it’s too late. There’s one way to prevent teenage pregnancy and it is through sex education. Sex education is needed for the awareness and necessary information that every teenager must have to avoid confusion from what is right and what is wrong. People who are not in favor of sex education believes "if you don 't talk about it, they won 't know about it" fantasy (Lardizabal, 2014). How come they will not able to know it?