Thesis Statement On Sex Education

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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. 1. It teaches teens about their bodies and the changes it goes through. 2. It also includes things like: STDs, contraception, teen pregnancy. B. While both methods seek to reduce teenage pregnancy, STDs, and other consequences of sexual activity, the ways both go about it are vastly different. 1. Comprehensive sexual education is the education plan that teaches topics such as, but are not limited to: human sexuality, puberty, reproductive anatomy, and sexual health. 2. Abstinence-only education, on the other hand, is the sex education method that teaches teens sex should be refrained from until marriage.

II. 1st paragraph: Studies done in the University of Georgia show the importance of sex education in a macro scale of just the US, but other research has been done on a micro scale in Memphis, Tennessee that other angles like economics must also be taken into account as to what the consequences are of no sex education or abstinence-only education. A. A
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