Essay on A Needed Lack of Ignorance

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In the Adolescent Sexual Health in Europe and the US by Advocates for Youth, Ammie Feijoo writes,“The United States’ teen pregnancy rate is almost three times that of Germany and France, and over four times that of the Netherlands.”(Feijoo) The United States would not have triple the teen pregnancy rate if it’s young people were educated about sex as properly as Europe’s young people. In addition, she writes on contraceptive use, she says that France’s, The Netherlands’ youth are more likely to be protected during sex than America’s youth. The biggest difference was in the pill, French females were twice as likely to use the pill than American females. Than even worse Germans were five times more likely, than the Dutch, who were six times …show more content…
In the Adolescent Sexual Health in Europe and the US by Advocates for Youth, Ammie Feijoo writes,“The United States’ teen pregnancy rate is almost three times that of Germany and France, and over four times that of the Netherlands.”(Feijoo) The United States would not have triple the teen pregnancy rate if it’s young people were educated about sex as properly as Europe’s young people. In addition, she writes on contraceptive use, she says that France’s, The Netherlands’ youth are more likely to be protected during sex than America’s youth. The biggest difference was in the pill, French females were twice as likely to use the pill than American females. Than even worse Germans were five times more likely, than the Dutch, who were six times more likely.(Feijoo) Would the United States have such a contraceptive problem if they didn’t have only abstinence-based, fear-based sex education. Josh Goodman, a psychology grad, wrote for Huffington Post, “Notably, the same GLSEN survey found that LGBT students at schools with LGBT-inclusive curricula were less likely to be harassed than LGBT students at other schools, and were twice as likely (67 percent vs. 33 percent) to report that their peers accepted LGBT people.” (Goodman). Like in most Western Cultures, sex-positive sex education; sex education that teaches safer sex and positive, open environment around sex topics, would lead to a use of more contraceptives, less teen pregnancy, and less adversity towards minority sexuality

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