Experimentation or curiosity often is a cause of an unexpected pregnancy. “Many parents have busy lives that prevent them from providing the guidance and support that their young teenagers need to make good decisions on issues such as sex, according to the website Parent Dish.” (R.Y Langham). Preventing teenage pregnancies are highly encouraged, not only for the teens benefit but also for the baby’s well-being. There are many causes to teen pregnancy such as the absence of parents, peer pressure, and glamorization of pregnancy. Becoming a young adult already has its share of personal issues, but having absent parents can result in loss of knowledge or wisdom.
“Providing a foundation of quality sex education is the only way to ensure that young people will grow into sexually healthy adults” (Hauser, 2013). The problem with early childhood sex education in the community of Danville is that there is none. Unfortunately, there are students as young as being in second and third grade beginning to talk about sex because of their curiosity towards the topic. When I attended their local school, their sexual education program did not begin until students reached the eighth grade. Also, the sexual education program that is taught in the eighth-grade health class does not goes as far as to talk about safe contraceptive use or the consequences that could happen if safe sex is not practiced effectively.
The fact that a lot of teenagers are getting severely involved in drug use, there is really a need for them to be drug tested every year. The government and the parents of the teenagers should support the said drug testing every year because it will help them and also the teenagers who are getting involved in drug use. Teenagers should not feel bad about being drug tested because it for their own good. If they are negative to drug use, it is good. And if they are positive for drug use, they must not feel paranoid and ashamed of themselves; many people can help them recover from that part of their life.
Although many teens think that they can break the law without any fallout you should not break the law because you may have consequences, such as going to juvenile diversion, having a juvenile intake done, or being sent to probation. When you break the law you will always be sent to do a juvenile intake. During a juvenile intake you will first be given a drug and alcohol test to see if you are under any sort of influence. Then they will call your parents or guardians to come in. Both you and the adult will then be given an assessment.
It also states, "Vaccinations have very low risk factors and are created to cure diseases not cause more. Scientists are evaluating vaccines and are making them more efficient for people to use and are limiting the risk factors that worries many parents" (Mercadal). Parents are concerned about vaccinations damaging their bodies and taking a toll on them where it could seriously cause problems in the time
Schools think teaching this will eliminate the risk of teens having coitus and that will eliminate the need for education on sexual intercorse, sexual activity, contraception, teenage pregnancy, and disease all together. But the proven facts are that abstinence only teachings do not delay the sexual intercourse of teenagers nor do they reduce teenage pregnancy. Another proven fact is that when teens are taught how to effectively use birth control, the rates of unwanted pregnancies go down. And finally when surveyed, over 90 percent of youth want to learn about sexuality and the dangers that come with sexual
Holding an abstinence only class in middle school prevents the knowledge of safe sex to our youth. The curriculum in these classes teach abstinence as the only morally correct option of sexual emotion. They shy away from teaching about contraception for the prevention of sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancies. “Abstinence messages are very important, but clearly the coverage of contraceptive topics is also crucial in helping our youth prevent unplanned pregnancy and STD’s,” says Sara Seims, President of Alan Guttmacher Institute (Livni). A report by Government Reform Committee staff in 2004 examined 13 most common teachings and finalized that only 2 out of the 13 were accurate, but that the other 11 held subjective negotiation and unproved proclamations regarding reproductive health, gender characteristics, and life’s timeline.
Your child can be a role model to younger children by staying drug free and setting good examples. Isn't that what all parents want? I sure would! Drugs are very unhealthy and can cause death if intervention or prevention is not put into effect. Why would any parent not support preventing their child from harming their body if given the option to?
Childhood vaccinations have become one of the most effective ways in preventing transmittable diseases. However, parent concerns surrounding their effectiveness, risks, need and safety has sparked a number of individuals to refuse childhood vaccination for their children As a result, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to increase. With the surrounding controversy, this topic has become a very thought-provoking argument. Although some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, childhood vaccinations should be made mandatory because they protect children from deadly diseases, protect other children too young to be vaccinated or those who have compromised immune systems, and they are also safe and effective. Vaccines protect
With the mood swings it can cause you to go in a stage of depression. Most women gain weight instead of losing weight. Today approximately 69% of young women are not aware of these side effects and should actually ask their doctors about this when they ask for birth control. Parents don’t believe that their child should be able to access anything under the age of 18 without their consent. Parents are quick to say don’t do this, or don’t do that, but when their parents were saying this stuff to them they were not listening.
This helps putting a pause on the puberty and let children have a little more time to grow and develop and be more confident of their gender identity. The drawback of this treatment is that very little research has been done in this field. According to few studies that have been done in past the distress about gender will shift with time. According to one of the doctor the majority of kids with gender dysphoria will not grow up to transgender adolescents or adults. Starting puberty blocking medicals as early as possible is very important for some people because if major changes accords like growing of breasts or deepening of voice they cannot be
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. The curriculum in Sex Ed and Abstinence Only Programs differ but the overall message in both are the same.
Children of this age can be very self-conscious about their bodies. Looking different than others may cause a lot of distress. Listen patiently to your child 's feelings about this problem. If your child is especially sensitive about small size and lack of sexual development, your child 's health care provider may recommend a medicine that will speed up the entrance into puberty. HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS Avoid teasing your child about size or lack of sexual development.