Teens partaking in sexual behavior can possibly receive or transfer sexually transmitted diseases or in some cases become pregnant. Studies have shown that one of the main causes for teen pregnancy is insufficient knowledge about sex. Therefore it is beneficial for students to have “schoolbased programs addressing teenage sexual behavior” (Adjei et al). With risks such as STDs and teen pregnancy, it is important for schools to not only educate adolescents about sex, but also bring awareness to the outcomes.
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. I. Introduction: The two major sexual education programs that are taught in public schools across the US are known as comprehensive sexual education and abstinence-only education. A. Sexual education is an important aspect of a teenagers ' development.
Morals and science have long collided over whether teens should or should not be taught how to have safe sex in school. Sexual education teaches teenagers abstinence until marriage and about the use of contraceptives during sex. However, due to moral and religious concerns, teaching students about contraceptives and safe sex in school has become a taboo, when such information should be used to encourage teenagers to make good choices, which is a stark contrast to how contraceptives and sex are considered a necessity for social stability, and are almost worshipped, in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The purpose of sexual education is to spread information on safe sex. This issue has a long history in American society, but beginning “in 1981
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.
Comprehensive sex-ed often teaches adolescents that sex is natural and healthy while also letting students know that abstinence is the only way completely avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Comprehensive sex-ed programs tend to discuss several contraceptives and the correct, responsible way to use them while letting students know that they do not completely stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. These specific programs also take several types of relationships into account, discussing married couples and teen relationships. Comprehensive sexual education provides accurate information and statistics about STDs and STIs while telling students that some are completely treatable if seen by a doctor. Girls and boys are also informed of several options given to them if and when an unwanted pregnancy occurs including carrying the baby to full term, giving the baby up for adoption, and abortions.
He is saying in order to stop the use of this harsh word adolescents need to learn about the deep meaning behind the n-word. Students have to understand the power of the word they use in their everyday lives; whether it is in a rap song or they say it towards their friends as a friendly name. By reading Huck Finn students will begin to see how these harsh words affect others. An article written by Peaches Henry states the ideas that “if we fail to challenge established ways of knowing, contrast viewpoints, and broaden perspectives we fail to do our job”. If teachers do not allow students to think in many different viewpoints, then they are not
Proposal statement & Convincing Argument: First, awareness needs to be brought to the general public. Then, it is a matter of removing the comment about “distractions.” After that, it is about teaching students a new way of thinking when it comes to these topics. Present your claim (thesis) - Due to dress code sexism and sexism as a whole, there isn’t just one solution to solve the problem. There is a societal problem, which makes it a process to remove sexism thoughts from the majority of people. The solution is more of a plan.
As long as the reading material is being taught, the instructor should identify the problem with a solution on how to fix it, just like in the war against drug and violence in schools. One specific example of a controversial book is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. This novel was brought into question for its “pornographic” material, however like Graham pointed out parents “confused gynecology with pornography” and this seems to be a reoccurring trend with parents. It seems to be a misunderstanding between the reader and the text itself. This novel is an informative biography of
Regarding sex education everyone has their one perception. But, what exactly sex education is? Sex education is the process of developing in young people’s skill so that they can have a clear idea and can make their own choice based on the knowledge they have gained about the sex. Sex education is the process of obtaining information and forming attitudes and intimacy. We live in such society where beliefs about everything have been rooted by superstitious norms and values.
This quotation goes to shows that by not teaching young women the responsibilties of their sexiality they will become what society considers sluts. Both of the quotes I have chosen show that there are many reasons to wanting to teach young adults about safe sex. They must learn about safe sex to avoid disgracing their families,large fines and or punishments. While transitioning from children to adults both children must learn to care not just for themselves but also their families. Saitoti writes, “Circumcision means a break between childhood and adulthood.
Sex education is a hotly debated topic in the United States. Much of the existent literature on the topic concerns the populations who desire abstinence-only sex education or comprehensive sex education. Little research however, has been done on the minutiae of the topic, specifically; do certain topics illicit more disagreeance than others and is it possible for an educational system to cohesively accommodate differing first principle views? This research ultimately intends to contribute a topic by topic breakdown of sexuality to analyze how demographic variables affect topic acceptance and if a new kind of curriculum strategy would be useful for sex education. To that end this research is organized as follows: following a brief introduction,
It is a lose-lose situation when both school officials and parents are avoidant about this important subject because they feel it will tarnish their children’s minds with indecent thoughts. Those officials instead organize sexual education course material around abstinence of sex until marriage and because of that students miss out on learning vital subject material pertaining to their own sexual well-being. While abstinence is the goal and teaching teenagers about sex seems counterintuitive, “there’s actually a large body of research proving that comprehensive sex ed is an effective tool for accomplishing [abstinence]” (Culp-Ressler). Today’s kids should not be shielded from certain aspects of sex because they seem too graphic or inappropriate for school. Nothing is too graphic when it comes to potentially altering someone 's life from going down the wrong path.
These messages are outdated,stereotypical, and biased yet they still continue to influence children’s behaviors. In sociology they believe that gender roles are not made but created. For example, in the past pink and blue were advertised to distinguish girls and boys. They were just regular colors before but now when we see pink we think of girls and with blue we think of boys. It’s been so etched into our minds that it creates these gender roles.
Using their views on the accessibility of birth control, Planned Parenthood has been educating teens in schools about being sexually active and the different Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) that students could put themselves at risk for (Who We Are, 2014). Teaching kids about sex in school as a mandatory course has some mixed reviews. Some parents think that is not ethical to bring intercourse to the thoughts of their children when they should be learning more from their core curriculums. On the other hand, teenagers are known to have sex regardless if it is to their parents knowledge or not and the parents find it okay to enlighten the child about this type of