Parents teach their kids to walk, to talk and good manners, which is all beneficial to a child. However, when it comes to teaching a child about sex, most parents tends to feel uncomfortable. Feeling uncomfortable does not change the fact that kids are maturing faster and they need the education to help them make decisions which will prevent them from making bad choices. For parents who tends to feel this way, sex Ed curriculum will be beneficial to both parents and children. The information kids gained will not only teach them about their genitalia, also about inappropriate touching, STD’s and early pregnancy.
The educational Sex Ed by Anna Quindlen was a discussion on the need for sex education among teenagers and the involvement of the parents in the education of
In this article Pamela Druckerman makes a point to say that kids in today’s society have questions about sex at early ages and those they deserve correct answers. Druckerman did research about different cultures and their sex education compared and contrasted to the ones we have in the U.S. She believes sex education for the appropriate
Restatement of the thesis statement: Providing sex education in schools is essential and will be significant in reducing teen reproductive indicators such as pregnancy, abortion, and HIV rates because the knowledge that is imparted shall enhance awareness and responsibility among the adolescents 3. Closing remark: It is vital to implement sex education programs that will encourage responsible sexual behavior and enhance reproductive health among
Thesis Statement: Research has shown that comprehensive sexual education is the best way to educate and help teenagers about topics like sex, sexuality, gender and much more, unlike other biased and inaccurate methods like abstinence-only education.
Some people believe that sex education and abstinence-only education will not prevent teen pregnancies, but it can in fact influence them to either refrain from sex before marriage or avoid having unprotected sex. According to a study lead by author Pamela Kohler, “About 25% of teens received abstinence-only education and about two-thirds received comprehensive sex education” (Kohler). Researchers found that teens who received sex education were 60% less likely to get pregnant or to get someone pregnant than those who did not get sex education (HealthDay News). School boards schools consider utilizing sex education and abstinence-only education in schools. It could stop teens from dropping out of school and being in welfare.
Understanding contraceptives and prevention of STDs is important, even if that skill won’t be used for a long time. Next, related to the prior point, Stanford Children’s Health stated that it is important to get the facts about safe sex early, so that false information isn’t planted in people’s minds after the time that they should have been taught the actual
Many adults think that it would promote sex before marriage and many kids do not want to sit through a class about sex. But however awkward it will be to sit through a sex ed. class, it would probably be more awkward to have to tell your parents that you’re pregnant at age sixteen or to tell your partner that you have an STD. Comprehensive sex education programs, like those run by Planned Parenthood, are so incredibly important because it gives teens the life skills to make healthy choices about sex. That means waiting longer before having sex, and practicing safe sex when you do have
Education is a virtue in our society. The growth and development of a successful civilization depends on an educated populace. Schools were created to serve this purpose, to educate the youth and prepare them for their professional and personal lives in the future. However, while we do learn mathematics, history, literature, and art – all of which are important skills and subjects – the real importance of school lies on a different spectrum. The most important lesson that schools teach children is the truth about society and the real world.
“Don’t have sex. Because you will get pregnant and die,” this is a well known quote from the movie Mean Girls. The quote brings laughter to many, but unfortunately, it describes the type of education that students are receiving in schools. Many schools teach an abstinence-only sex education curriculum, and some do not cover the topic at all; only 19 states require that sexual education be medically accurate, and cover the topics of sex and disease. An abundance of students have questions about sex and how their body works, and often have no choice but to look to their peers or other places for, often wrong, answers. In order for young people to make educated and intelligent decisions about their body, America needs better sex education.
The lack of sexual education also contributes to young marriage and motherhood rates (Ngo & Leet-Otley, 2011). Hmong parents do not understand sexual education and do not discuss it with their children. In Meschke and Dettmer’s (2013) study on sexual health communication, Hmong daughters inferred that parents believed the talk about sexual health might encourage their daughters to be sexually active. Talking about sex is impolite and embarrassing so Hmong families do not usually have discussions on that topic. However, when they do give out information it is often wrong and exaggerated (Meschke & Dettmer, 2012).
Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality by Melinda Miceli is the second reading which demonstrates this social institution of education. This reading is based on the fact that schools are teaching students about sexuality and find it harmless and normal (Ore, 2011c, 318). The author argues that the school system focuses on heterosexuality and less on homosexuality. Those who are heterosexual are free to express themselves while the freedom of those who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual is limited due to it not being acceptable (Ore, 2011c, 321). There are two examples within this essay that illustrates this social institution. First example, the text mentions how heterosexual couples are allowed to flirt and hold hands while those who are homosexual
For Goodness Sex, by Al Vernacchio, is a welcome relief from the two previous books; Girls & Sex and Man Interrupted, as the focus is about sexuality as a whole; gender, sexual orientation, etc., rather than on the culture of females and males. In a chapter titled “Gender Myths,” Vernacchio (2014) asks the question, “male and female, is that all there is” (Vernacchio, A., p. 112, 2014)? In teaching his class on Sexuality and Society, Vernacchio asks these questions and questions similar, demonstrating that he takes into consideration that there are feelings at stake and keeps in mind the human aspect of sex and sexuality as he is intentionally behind challenging students to foresee and develop their sense of values about sex, instead of constantly being “in the moment.”
“Schools preach ‘enthusiastic’ yes in sex consent education” by Emmanuella Grinberg (CNN, 09/29/2015) is about the measure that school should take to prevent sexual misconduct among students. Many female students have reported that they being raped either forcefully or while they were passed out drunk. As a result, some schools created affirmative consent law, in which schools prohibit any sexual activity if both partners don not a mutual agreement on having sex.