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.
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. Among the developed countries with liberal laws pertaining to abortion, United States, New Zealand and England have the highest rates of teen pregnancy at 57, 51, and 47 per 100 adolescents respectively (Sedgh et al. 5). In the Sub-Saharan …show more content…
An investigation into the impacts of sex education on pregnancy levels, however, differs with Kohler et al. (349) by finding sex education as an effective approach to reducing pregnancy levels among adolescents (Chin et al. 282). Conclusion
1. Summary: I have explained in this presentation the importance of sex education in reducing the rates of unwanted pregnancies among the adolescents. Secondly, sex education has been argued to contribute significantly to the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS among the adolescents. The third point that I have presented is that abortion levels have declined as a result of sex education targeting the adolescents in schools. Finally, I have argued that sex education results in fewer teenage pregnancies when compared to settings with no such education.
2. Restatement of the thesis statement: Providing sex education in schools is essential and will be significant in reducing teen reproductive indicators such as pregnancy, abortion, and HIV rates because the knowledge that is imparted shall enhance awareness and responsibility among the adolescents
3. Closing remark: It is vital to implement sex education programs that will encourage responsible sexual behavior and enhance reproductive health among
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Parents teach their kids to walk, to talk and good manners, which is all beneficial to a child. However, when it comes to teaching a child about sex, most parents tends to feel uncomfortable. Feeling uncomfortable does not change the fact that kids are maturing faster and they need the education to help them make decisions which will prevent them from making bad choices. For parents who tends to feel this way, sex Ed curriculum will be beneficial to both parents and children. The information kids gained will not only teach them about their genitalia, also about inappropriate touching, STD’s and early pregnancy.
We find that this action is reckless and unjustified for people to take the initiative to decide the ending point of young people’s lives. There are 1.1 million abortions in the U.S. each year and on top of that, the U.S. abortion rate is among the highest out of all developed countries. Using that data that concludes that there are 3,150 abortions every day in the United States. A step we need to take in order to decrease the abortion rates is to increase sexual education classes throughout high school and, that class must be mandatory for all students. About 21% of all pregnancies end in abortion and increasing mandatory sexual education classes will benefit that.
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