It includes other sensitive issues like sexual health, sexual reproduction, sexuality and others that parents often feel uncomfortable talking with their children. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of schools to address this issue, and inform and educate students about it as much as possible. The purpose of this paper is to provide the arguments why sex education should be taught in school. This paper also provide the counter arguments of the opponents of banning taught sex education at school and some points of arguments to support taught sex education at school. Those who disagree if sex education should be taught in schools argues that it is not the place of school to talk about sex.
As well, it is safer for the teens that do have sex to know how to do so safely than to just assume that no teen will have premarital sex. Given that so many students will not abstain from sex, “programs have an obligation to help teens understand the risks and responsibilities that come with sexual activity. Survey after survey indicates that adolescents have a tremendous unmet need for information related to sexuality, contraception, STDs, and making sexual decisions” (Government Should Fund Sex Education). Comprehensive sex education will prepare teens in the event that they chose to not stay abstinent. It will teach them how to make good choices and how to weigh the benefits and consequences of their actions, because it is impossible to make an accurate decision without knowing all of
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.
As long as the reading material is being taught, the instructor should identify the problem with a solution on how to fix it, just like in the war against drug and violence in schools. One specific example of a controversial book is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. This novel was brought into question for its “pornographic” material, however like Graham pointed out parents “confused gynecology with pornography” and this seems to be a reoccurring trend with parents. It seems to be a misunderstanding between the reader and the text itself. This novel is an informative biography of
Unit 8 Assignment: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Kendal Metts Kaplan University Have you talked to your children about safe sex? Do they know all the risks and consequences of being sexually active at such a young age? Not all teens are talked to when it comes to having sex and the consequences of having sex. They don’t know how to use birth control or condoms properly or they don’t have them. When a teen does become sexually active they don’t always know about all the programs out there to help keep them safe from STD’s or pregnancy.
A majority of Filipinos favored sex education in all schools. Study shows that 76 percent wants the program to be implemented in our education system. So what are the importance of the sex education in the country? Schools should not educate students only about sex, but also about safe sex practices and pregnancy prevention methods. First, sex education are teaching teenage Filipinos safe sex and it is a proven effective tool in fighting the common problems stated above.
As the results of various surveys show (see Chapin, 2000 and Y Bay-Cheng, 2001), mass media are important providers of sex education for adolescents. Teens usually learn about birth control (use of condoms and pills), various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and HIV/AIDS from mass media. Mass media very often turns out to be the only source of information about the matters because parents and other adults may not be competent or may feel uncomfortable to talk about it. Other studies show (ibid.) that media may also provide the so called sexual scripting of behaviors - for example, guidelines how to behave in the first date, who is to be considered and chosen as one’s mate not to mention a depiction of the very sexual acts.
Sex education is essential to the younger generation in keeping them aware of the risks following sexual activities. While teaching sex education to children has diminished over the years, in actuality, society finds this as an arguable debate on whether it should or should not be taught in schools. Many people feel that morals are lowered when the use of condoms and anti-fertility are introduced in schools. Parents sense that this form of education urges adolescents to experiment instead of abstaining. Being that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate, here are a few reasons why sex education should be increased in school settings: it continuously decreases the rates of STD 's and pregnancies, explains the consequences following sexual activity, and helps with abstaining until marriage.
Slippery slope occurs when the conclusion depends on an unlikely chain reaction of causes. In this fallacy, a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. For example, parents of middle school students did not agree to letting college students host extracurricular activities to teach their children sex education. They argued that if their children were taught sex education, then more and more students will be intrigued by the idea of sex and engage in sexual activities. This will then lead to a complete loss of morals, and soon the students will start getting pregnant.
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.