A Discussion On Sex Education

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Results showed over 335 out 4,214 were cutting themselves at this point in their life. That shows 7.9% of the students have this addiction (Hall, p. 623, 2010). While these numbers are everlasting changing, self-harm needs to be addressed to all ages just as other addictions are spoken about. Eating disorders are taught in the early ages of elementary school. Sex-education is taught the fifth grade. Self-harm is not a discussion in sex-education (Khantzian 668). The only way this addiction is taught to children is by explaining suicidal thoughts and having those thoughts turn into forms of self-injury. Teachers and parents are not able to recognize the effects until it reaches a point where the person can no longer hide their pain. With the numbers of this growing addiction and the urge to begin this addiction rapidly increasing, the factors of self-harm need to be discussed as one entity instead of comparing them to another addiction (Wang 666). Different generations and different ethnic groups are involved when it comes to self-harm addictions. “There is no single “self-injurer” profile. The rates of self-harm continue to grow, especially in certain communities (Hall 623). In an article “Non-suicidal Self-Injury among Ethnically and Racially Diverse Emerging Adults,” research was performed to observe those with the addiction of NSSI in specific ethnic groups. The groups were gathered and were consisted of multiple races such as African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, and
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