The Importance Of Sex Education In High Schools

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Alexa Williams Professor Sarah Almond College Composition 16 February 2017 Sex Education in High School Many teenagers are uncomfortable talking about sex because they are not educated well on the subject. Almost all teens do not know about the risks of sex; infections and diseases could change their lives unexpectedly. Having sex education courses in schools would allow them to ask questions in a safe environment. Comprehensive sex education courses should be mandatory for high school students in order for them to understand how their bodies work. These classes would work to reduce teen pregnancy, disease and infection, as well as teach realistic forms of contraception opposed to abstinence. Thorough sex education classes given to high school students reduce teen pregnancy. Researcher for the National Campaign to End Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Douglass Kirby, looked at studies of programs and used proper analysis. Out of 48 different sex education curriculums, 32 had positive effects in learning how to prevent unwanted pregnancies. In result from the 32 programs, 40 percent of students delayed engaging in sexual contact, decreased their number of partners, and increased use of birth control. 30 percent reduced frequency of having sex, and 60 percent started having protected sex (Frohnapfel-Krueger 2). These given percentages would enlarge with a more in depth sex education in high schools. Teenagers need to know about the importance of safe sex to prevent

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