Without access to birth control and other contraceptives, teens would obtain STDs and STIs more often. Taking away birth control would not make teens stop having sex it would make them have unprotected and unsafe sex. “Medical experts caution that when teenagers cannot obtain contraceptives without involving a parent, they are less likely to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and STDs,” (“Preventing Teenagers From Getting”). Teens shy away from
Holding an abstinence only class in middle school prevents the knowledge of safe sex to our youth. The curriculum in these classes teach abstinence as the only morally correct option of sexual emotion. They shy away from teaching about contraception for the prevention of sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancies. “Abstinence messages are very important, but clearly the coverage of contraceptive topics is also crucial in helping our youth prevent unplanned pregnancy and STD’s,” says Sara Seims, President of Alan Guttmacher Institute (Livni). A report by Government Reform Committee staff in 2004 examined 13 most common teachings and finalized that only 2 out of the 13 were accurate, but that the other 11 held subjective negotiation and unproved proclamations regarding reproductive health, gender characteristics, and life’s timeline.
Parents should consider the effect it will have on their family if their teen gets pregnant because they could just prevent it all. Most teens are scared to tell their parents that they are sexual active, so making birth control easily accessible to everyone would keep teen pregnancy rates down. Most parents think they can control their kid’s actions until they are eighteen and that´s not the case with sexual activity. Teens should be able to make the choice if they need birth control or not because they are making the choice to have sex. Most parents are not understanding enough for teens to tell them they need birth control.
Schools think teaching this will eliminate the risk of teens having coitus and that will eliminate the need for education on sexual intercorse, sexual activity, contraception, teenage pregnancy, and disease all together. But the proven facts are that abstinence only teachings do not delay the sexual intercourse of teenagers nor do they reduce teenage pregnancy. Another proven fact is that when teens are taught how to effectively use birth control, the rates of unwanted pregnancies go down. And finally when surveyed, over 90 percent of youth want to learn about sexuality and the dangers that come with sexual
Also ignoring the vaccinations that the students should take is a result of less awareness (7)(9). Vaccination is a way to protect you from a particular disease that can harm you. They boost your body’s immunity. Your immunity or immune system is the defense system in the human body (10). Teenagers are the second most at risk after babies, so for that reason, students should not ignore the early symptoms and the vaccination and should be aware of meningitis symptoms (7).
Today it has become normal for the frequency of teenage pregnancies. With the governments help teen parents can feed, clothe, and medically care for their children. Birth control methods are not commonly spoken about in public schools and can be a resulting effect of teen pregnancy. The glamorization of pregnancy influences children and can either cause them to become absent from sexual activity or ignore all information. Experimentation or curiosity often is a cause of an unexpected pregnancy.
Advocates for sex education are both confused and misguided, it seem they have great difficulties in deciding which approach is best. In addition at what age will they introduce sex education in schools will it commence at the preschool, primary or secondary level. However, Craven (2008) stated that the SIECUS advocates for a comprehensive sex education. Included in comprehensive sex education is the claim for outercourse which is noncoital sex, with or without communication, will reduce the likelihood of coitus. Whitehead, states that noncoital sex covers a range of behaviors, from deep kissing to masturbation to mutual masturbation to full body massage.
Your child can be a role model to younger children by staying drug free and setting good examples. Isn't that what all parents want? I sure would! Drugs are very unhealthy and can cause death if intervention or prevention is not put into effect. Why would any parent not support preventing their child from harming their body if given the option to?
A 2009 study into gay and lesbian adoption was done to fill the gap in understanding why there might be reason to ban gay adoption or not. The study’s focus was on the success rate of gay parented families; using criteria such as education level and yearly wage (Averett). Specifically comparing only families that chose adoption, research found that sexuality, family stability, and family income were similar for both hetero and homosexual parents (given all other criteria were the same such as race and wealth of community, etc.) (Averett). Eliminating willing parents to take in those who are less fortunate is a society-wide loss.
They provide talking points, such as “sexual abstinence until marriage provides numerous health benefits,” and that abstinence programs deter other high risk activities of teens like smoking and drug abuse. The authors also talk about how schools teach risk avoidance when it comes to many other subjects, such as drug use, bullying, or even nutrition. The comparison is that schools do not tell students about different types of alcohol, they teach students to avoid alcohol. The Focus on the Family group feels that sex education should also be about risk avoidance, instead of risk reduction. They even go as far as saying that risk reduction sex education is “taught at a lower standard than all other health topics.” They include a link to a National Abstinence Education Association study that shows how Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) improves teens.
This helps putting a pause on the puberty and let children have a little more time to grow and develop and be more confident of their gender identity. The drawback of this treatment is that very little research has been done in this field. According to few studies that have been done in past the distress about gender will shift with time. According to one of the doctor the majority of kids with gender dysphoria will not grow up to transgender adolescents or adults. Starting puberty blocking medicals as early as possible is very important for some people because if major changes accords like growing of breasts or deepening of voice they cannot be
Some people believe that by lowering the minimum drinking age, that will make alcohol consumption less of an uncommon and interesting thing; therefore, less children will want to consume alcohol. Although this seems reasonable, it might get “old” to children around the age of eighteen, but will not diminish the excitement among younger generations to come. Students in school will be able to legally consume alcohol during school nights and this will cause them to have a hangover at school or possibly not even go at all. This could bring down school averages or cause a