Speech outline Topic: All schools should provide mandatory sex education. Purpose: To convince Specific Purpose: To convince my audience to support the provision of sex education in all schools. Introduction 1. Attention Getter: The provision of sex education in schools has been a controversial subject matter among different education stakeholders ranging from parents to educators. A focus, however, on the prevalence of adolescents’ abortion, pregnancy, and HIV and AIDS rates indicates significantly high rates.
Although teaching children that babies come from 'the stork', or even that kissing boys under the bleachers can cause fatal diseases, may be easier for parents and teachers to manage in the short term, they end up raising a generation of sexually clueless adults. Marjorie Heins, author of "Not in Front of the Children: 'Indecency', Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth", cites a study which found that in 1998, the United States had a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than any country in Europe. Yet, a popular sex-ed program titled "Sex Respect" preaches that teenage pregnancy is a form of natural "judgment", along with similar efforts to scare teenagers away from sexual activity for fear of shotgun weddings and death. Unfortunately, it is a universal truth that teenagers will have sex. Rather than plugging their ears or trying to redirect a river with a detour sign, sex educators should address these issues head-on so that students are better equipped to handle them in adult life.
In the US specifically, teens begin having sex at an average of 16.3 years of age (Weaver et al., 2005). Abstinence-only sex education ignores these realities. Second, abstinence-only sex education programs have never been shown to be effective in altering teen sexuality activity” (Bell, K. J. (2009, November 01
DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUALITY 1. Do you think that your child is ready to learn about topics related to sexuality? ☐ Yes ☐ No 2. Do you open up discussions about sexuality with your children? ☐ Yes ☐ No 3.
The famous line from the classic 2000’s film Mean Girls, “Don 't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die!” mirrors the current state of sex education in America. Right now, only 24 US states mandate sex education, and the majority are abstinence only, as opposed to a comprehensive program. There are critical differences between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education. Comprehensive sex ed provides age appropriate information about abstinence, contraceptives, reproductive choice, various sexualities, relationships and puberty. All is information is to be scientifically based and medically accurate.
Not discussing a subject doesn 't preserve it traditionally, that 's shoving it under the table until it’s forgotten. This results in teens doing the very thing you didn 't want them to do, with zero or poor knowledge of safety measures they could have taken to make things easier and
It can result in the feeling that they might be judged as “bad parents”, if they say “too much” and use “wrong terminology” and cross the boundaries of assumed allowable sexual knowledge of children. Many parents decide to be conservative in this matter, since there is very limited discussion and agreement between parents regarding the right and wrong way of answering. The study of Stone et al (2013) shows that sexual matter education in early ages is challenging because of lack of clear rules and agreements among parents regarding proper way of answering questions in this field. It is not true to assume that because of lack of parental education in this field,
Comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only is there and exists for students because they both want the best for students when making choices like when and how to have sexual intercourse. Over all, both include similar but different perspectives on the take of how sex education should really be addressed in classrooms. Sex education provides and teaches student that sex is a normal natural healthy part of life but should also be addressed the safety precautions one should consider when interested in exploring. Abstinence educations provides and teaches students that sex is a bad thing to act upon if not waited until marriage. Although sex education is a big heated controversial topic, the most intriguing convincing out of all would be the positive aspects that teenagers can learn about safe sex in schools.
For example, having a dress code and wearing uniforms should be allowed in school, because the school won’t have trouble with any clothes that might not be appropriate and wearing uniforms make the school look way more organized than not having a uniform. They also won’t have any trouble with any attitude that might not be appropriate for school. Many people think the opposite. Since many people think dress codes and uniforms are bad we shouldn’t have them in schools. People should have different opinions and this is mine and many of the communities opinion.
Should parenting classes be mandatory in High School? Yes I think they should be mandatory. So teens know how to be good parents in case they do have sex and get pregnant in high school. Because everyone in high school experiments or even if they don’t you eventually will so that’s why you should have to take this class to at least know the basic things on how pregnancy works and what the pros and cons are about being a pregnant teen. And in these classes you learn all about teen pregnancy, sex, STDs, and drugs and basically what an adult life feels like and how it affects you.