Abstinence In Schools

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Abstinence is a form of contraception. Abstinence is the choice not to take part in sexual activity, usually until marriage or until the person being abstinent is ready to take part in sex. Abstinence is the most effective form of contraception to prevent pregnancy and stds. In an article for news-medical.net Dr Ananya Mandal, MD stated, “The word abstinence refers to voluntary prevention of oneself from indulging in bodily activities that provide pleasure. Abstinence commonly refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. Abstinence can be due to personal preferences, religious practices of practical considerations.” Unlike other methods of contraception, when taking part in abstinence there is no doubt that pregnancy or illnesses…show more content…
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…show more content…
Jennifer Abbasi wrote an article on how when sexual activity was tested on premature animals, the animals ended up having depression later in life as opposed to the animals that did not and had fine mental health, (Jennifer Abbasi, www. livescience.com). Sex and pornograhy also has more negative affects on young minds such as lowering self esteem, causing a quick rise and drop in moods, and raising self doubt. A lot of younger adults blame and shame themselves for not looking like the people in the pornography industry. Abstinence fights these stereotypes by letting the brain process and nature into knowing what realistic images and expectations of the human body
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