Soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens are adding urgency to the debate over sex education. Conservatives claim the alarming statistics illustrate why abstinence should be the single mantra when it comes to sex ed. Liberals counter that the increase in disease is the strongest case for more detailed information.
I would argue that schools are responsible for teaching sex education. In an ideal situation, this education would take part in addition to the efforts of the parents in informing their children about sex. However, many parents may not feel comfortable in doing so or may not have the extensive knowledge necessary in detailing the causes and effects of specific STDs, HIV, how to use contraceptives, etc.
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When was the last time you used calculus? Sex education is just as important as calculus, so why can we opt out of one but not the other? Access to comprehensive, medically accurate sex education is a human right.
There's nothing simple about teaching kids about sex. In these times of precocious pre-teens, pregnancy among teenagers, and sexually transmitted diseases and infections STDschildren and adolescents need much more than a one-time chat about the birds and the bees. And although some schools Research has shown time and time again that abstinence-only education doesn't work.
Sex education permeates the public school system, but in its current form it is failing to adequately teach students about sex and sexuality. Teenagers are uninformed or misinformed about many issues concerning their bodies and turn to alternative forms of sex education, which are usually not very accurate or informative. There is not currently a nationwide standard for sex education.
A teenager should at least understand and know the basics of sex. Teenagers mainly only understand that sex is putting a penis into a vagina. But in reality, There is so much more.
Inthe Canadian province of Ontario decided to take a bold approach to sexual education—one that went way beyond the birds and the bees. Kids as young as eight learned about same-sex families and the concept of gender identity. Twelve-year-old kids talked about how anal sex could lead to contracting a sexually transmitted infection, while year-olds learned about sexting.
In springparents in the normally progressive Bay Area city of Fremont, California, started a campaign to get a book removed from the 9 th grade curriculum for the five district high schools, arguing it was inappropriate for their 13 and year olds. They hired a local lawyer and put together a petition with more than signatures. Most sex games are safe and harmless, but partners need to openly discuss and agree beforehand on what they are comfortable doing. She needs to know how boys feel.