When you tell a teenager not to do something, they 're probably going to do it anyways. With 48% of today 's teens having sex, the step should be made to inform teens how to handle unwanted pregnancies with contraception. Comprehensive sex education, which teaches students about methods used to prevent pregnancy and STD 's, should be taught instead. Comprehensive special-education teaches teenagers about realistic methods to prevent pregnancies and STDs.
They focus on sexual health but go into detail with the topic of having subtopics such as sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and pregnancy. Many people and organizations believe that sex education is important since helping people prevent HIV and STDs has helped increase the empowerment against sexual violence. Planned Parenthood also offers to teach people personal skills this includes communication, negotiation, and decision-making. Many schools are said to not offer students the opportunities to learn these skills and that is why Planned Parenthood is stepping in. They as well help educate people on society and culture this talks about gender roles, diversity, and sexuality in the media.
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.
The documentary Waiting for “Superman,” directed by Davis Guggenheim, is a film that shows how school systems are today. This film follows five children and documents them to see what their lives and schools are like. These students range in age from first graders to eighth graders. They also all live in different areas of the country, including California, Washington D.C., and New York. During the production of the documentary, Guggenheim found evidence showing that many teachers are bad instructors and that many schools are failing to educate their students.
Some young adults may already be trespassing places they are not suppose to be and this specific example will teach young adults about thinking smarter and about following the laws. If Luis and Tino never passed the gate, Tino would have been still alive. Another sensitive, detailed topic that Luis Rodriguez describes is about sex. “The penis sank into the bristle of pubis, then slid into the oil vagina, covering it in flesh and juice and rhythm of pelvis” (Rodriguez, 128). This detail is very descriptive, and is another reason teen pregnancy is happening.
Students should be educated of conflicts involving race and religion because it will help them make a more knowledge-based decision on how they should act towards others different from themselves. Furthermore, this is a very relatable novel that students will enjoy reading more so than traditional pieces of literature. When students are more drawn in, they will learn more from the piece of writing. There are many books once could argue for exclusion, but The Secret Life of Bees is undoubtedly an amazing story that should be shared throughout high school
What is afraid of change is society, which is bitter and conservative. Strong parental figures give children exploring their gender identity much needed hope and support. They also assist with the fight against society’s expectations by giving children the choice to be whoever or whatever they please. Many celebrities are coming out now as LGBTQIA+ because they now have support. This assistance has provided said celebrities with confidence and happiness in their treacherous journey of discovery.
Three key messages exist within abstinence-plus education. Unlike the repetitiveness of abstinence-only education, abstinence- plus teaches students that engaging in sexual intercourse is a big decision, according to Wilson. Another key point that falls under this approach is that abstinence is the heathiest choice. And the third and final point Wilson states is, "that teens who engage in sexual intercourse must use birth control and condoms correctly" (73). While abstinence-plus education doesn’t explicitly say chastity is the best way to live, the approach is to provide students with alternative options to keep themselves
Even though giving birth control to a teen is often a responsible decision, it can have negative consequences. For some teens, knowing that they aren 't at as much risk for sexually transmitted diseases and that pregnancy risks are greatly reduced birth control encourages promiscuous behavior. Teens who may have then practiced abstinence, now have a reason to become sexually active. Birth control also poses honest concerns for religious families. Some parents are complete against birth control for principled reasons, according to a parenting article on the Psychology today website.
Teenage pregnancy is a social problem with biological and physical consequences. Sexual education is now part of the learning area ‘Life Skills” in schools, but teenagers still fall pregnant because they are not open and lack transparency when discussing sexual matters. Teenage pregnancy has always been a medical problem no matter how many young girls are educated about sexual intercourse, condoms, contraceptives and HIV/AIDS. 1.2 Problem Statement
Why does society continue to treat a normal human function as indecent and unfit for discussion? Part of growing up is making decisions separate from parents’ influence and sex should be no different. Sexual education in high schools needs to be comprehensive enough to allow teens and young adults to make sexual decisions independently. Comprehensive sexual programs are more complex than abstinence only programs and Kathrin Stanger-Hall summarizes them perfectly with this statement:
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,
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
Sue Alford describes the Sex Ed curriculum as: “Teaches about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaches about condoms and contraception… It also helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options” (3). The Sex Ed curriculum understands that abstinence is the best way to prevent STD and pregnancy rates, but they are also understanding that not everyone will wait until marriage to become sexually active. Because of this, they make sure they provide information that could benefit everyone. Although Sex Ed includes information regarding all aspects of sex, Abstinence Only Programs are a different story.
Sex education programs are one of the most important classes high schoolers receive. Many organizations push the idea of only teaching teenagers to abstain from sex until marriage instead of teaching them the essential information they need to stay safe. By giving high schoolers a full education they know how to have safe, protected sex when the time comes. The argument ‘Abstinence Education Programs Are Not Effective’ by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. SIECUS, argues that abstinence programs are ineffective and put young people at risk.