The evidence shows youth who receive comprehensive sex education are not more likely to become sexually active, increase sexual activity, or experience negative sexual health outcomes. Researchers that studied the National Survey of Family Growth to determine the impact of sexuality education on youth sexual risk-taking for young people ages 15-19 found that teenagers who received comprehensive sex education were 50 percent less likely to experience pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education. In addition, programs that encourage abstinence as the best option for adolescents, but offer a discussion of HIV prevention and contraception as the best approach for adolescents who are sexually active, have been shown to delay the initiation of sexual activity and increase the proportion of sexually active adolescents who reported using birth
In some instances, proper sex education is not even required. Less than 40 percent of schools nationwide required sex and health education for graduation. Even if sex education is taught in school some outdated and biased opinions may be voiced, such as the ideal of remaining sexually abstinent which has been recorded in nearly 94 percent of schools. As well as the lack of sex education in schools and the outdated practices such as abstinence, there isn't relevant sexual education for all students. The current sex education standards do not provide adequate information for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer.
In Malaysia, teen pregnancy cases have increased over the past few years due to lack of knowledge about sex education. Most people are not willing to take responsibility of being a parent as it is one of the hardest tasks to take on. Many teenagers tend to have sex before they get married and some of them do not take proper precautions before they have sexual involvement. Therefore, teenage pregnancy issues have become more and more common in the world. Most of the parents are worrying about their child getting pregnancy before they are married but they cannot absolutely control the every situation.
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.
Also teaching young men that if they become sexually active it will rearrange their lives forever. According to “Peter De Witt” about 40% of young people already experience sex by the time they talk to their parents. By this time they already committed unprotected sex which can cause unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. This is why we should encourage more people to go into schools and give them sexual education classes. Help them get the idea that sex is not only sex that there are many consequences that come with it.
As a concerned person I just can’t believe it. Christian most likely kicked me in the head a lot and that’s probably why I am not good at math and that would explain my Geometry grade last year, not because I didn’t study Mrs. Hurst. However since we are fraternal twins and we come from two different eggs I am defiantly going to hold this against him since he had his own space and I had mine. If you think about it, we were womb mates. Luckily we weren’t identical because then we would have been in the same egg and whew that would have been the worse 8- 9 months of my life.
Parents still require their daughters to marry and have children very early (Woldemichael, 2003). A study on teenage childbearing and its health consequences on the mother and child in Eritreao was done by analysis of Eritrea Demographic and Health Surveys (EDHS) data from the 2002 and in the trend analysis, data from the 1995 EDHS survey were used for comparative purposes was showed that teenagers were less likely to seek prenatal medical care during pregnancy, compared with mothers aged 20 years or above, but the difference was not statistically significant (Woldemichael,
“More than one in five adolescents (21% of females and 24% of males) received abstinence education without receiving instructions about birth control in 2002, compared with 8-9% in 1995” mentioned by Guttmacher Institution. Sex education is schooling students in grade school about the issues relating to human sexuality that involves emotional relations and responsibilities, human analogy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence. Comprehensive sex education is a controversial issue that many spin their heads about due to its confrontation it’s had over the past several years. This issue in particular is a topic that many cannot come to an agreement because of many
Even though there is a decrease in students receiving sex education in schools, study shows that the number of teen pregnancy declines and use of sexual contraceptives rates cultivated. The article suggested that these stability and improvements stated above was due to the fact that the teenagers found resources and information somewhere else like the internet or informational
2.0 CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW A recent review by (Curtis and Cairncross, 2003) suggests that hand washing with soap, particularly after contact with faeces (post defecation and after handling a child’s stool), can reduce diarrhoea incidence by 42%-47%, while ongoing work by Rabie et al, (2006) Suggest a 30% reduction in respiratory infections. This remains even in areas that are highly contaminated with faeces. Despite the proven benefits of hand washing, many people do not practice as often as they should, even after using the toilet. Estimates based upon meta-analysis suggest that improved hand hygiene reduces rates of gastrointestinal illness by 31% and respiratory illness by 21% (Aiello, Coulborn, Perez, & Larson, 2008). Prevention through hand hygiene is therefore a potentially easy, effective, and low-cost defence.