In 1913, sex education became a topic that was found to be an important education tool. Since then, this form of education has been a hot and debatable topic among many Americans. The original reason for sex education classes was to reduce problems such as sexually transmitted illnesses and prostitution. In recent years, abstinence has become the focus of sex education curriculum. Abstinence means refraining from sex completely. Although, it is the only one-hundred percent way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, abstinence-only instruction should not be the only form of sex education taught. Our youth need to know about all aspects of sex. This intails how to protect them if they choose to become sexually
Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the U.S. in the early 1980s the issue of sex education for American youth has had the attention of the nation. There are about 400,000 teen births every year in the U.S, with about 9 billion in associated public costs. STI contraction in general, as well as teen pregnancy, have put the subject even more so on the forefront of the nation’s leading issues. The approach and method for proper and effective sex education has been hotly debated. Some believe that teaching abstinence-only until marriage is the best method while others believe that a more comprehensive approach, which includes abstinence promotion as well as contraceptive information, is necessary. Abstinence-only program curriculums disregard
In modern day or young adult culture open relationships and one night stands are becoming increasingly acceptable. Society has lost its lust for true love and gained an experimental state of mind. Does this constitute a problem, or just convey human nature? Should people in America wait for marriage or confirm that what happens under the sheets should be something to take pleasure in and live with eternally? Perhaps, people should be liberated to decide for his or herself. Different religions and home lives produce diversity in beliefs. Every person should have the decision to sleep around, be abstinent or anything in between with no judgment of fellow citizens. America owns the title of the “freedom country” after all, right? With freedom, however, comes immense responsibility.
One of the most important information that I learned from the class is the Sex Education in Schools in the united states in general and California state in particular, and the discussion between the students was interesting. One of the students said that " I did not take any sex aid class when I was in school" she studied in a private school. Another student claimed that I took the class when I was in fifth grade. On the other hand, I told my classmates that in Saudi Arabia we took the class in high
Sex education should be implemented at an early age beginning at the middle school level. A discussion of contraception, the risks of diseases, the risk of becoming an unwed teen parent and the disadvantages of not having an education will help decrease the number of teen pregnancies with future generations. Parents should not feel threatened of having their children learning about sex in class. Parents should feel empowered; it will allow their children opportunities to feel they are able to discuss future topics of sex at home to help promote
Sexual education is a highly debatable topic, but many believe the information taught to students should be abstinence-only. Abstinence-only education has been put in place in order to educate students about the social, mental, and physical benefits of resisting from all sexual activity. It emphasizes the unsafe impacts of participating in sexual activity before marriage and having casual sex. It also promotes the idea that sexual abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Abstinence education only permits the discussion of contraception and condoms in terms of failure in order to utterly discourage casual sex (Wilgoren, 1). Along with teaching the physical dangers of sex, abstinence education also teaches the mental dangers of sex (Abstinence-Only Education, 1). Sex has many risks and dangers that are not
One thing that is common on morals is those regarding to gender, usually men and women have different morals regarding to sex. I believe everyone has their own set of morals, especially regarding to sex because it is such a personal subject. Studies show that men typically have more sexual partners than women. In today 's society, men who have multiple sexual relationships are looked up to or "praised". Women on the other hand, are shamed for having too many sexual partners because society views them as having little to no morals. Men and women tend to lie about their previous relationships in order to protect their current ones. Men including myself have a tendency to over exaggerate these numbers while women under exaggerate. Many double standards come into play regarding this topic because many of these standards are mostly sided with men making them seem unfair to some women.
Often, sexual education can go against an individual's moral or religious beliefs. Many schools do not teach abstinence only but teach safe sex, whereas many religious groups and families do not value intercourse before marriage. Teachers may input their own beliefs or morals into the subject matter rather than stick with the facts if they are not properly trained on how to conduct a sex education course. Sex education classes are briefly focused on during a health class or physical education. This is not a long enough period to educate students on such serious material. These arguments does not take into account the fact that students will be taught on subjects such as, sexually transmitted diseases, the reproductive system, sexually and birthing issues rather than the stuff they learn through peers, television or the internet. Many of the myths learned by students about sex swill also are discussed, such as not being able to get pregnant the first time. Classes for those of a younger group are separated by gender, saving embarrassment amongst students and teachers. Teaching sex education can have a major impact on preventing unplanned pregnancy and other sexual problems in adulthood.
Sex education for American youth has been a topic of discussion across the nation since the early 1980s. Teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease are two major problems throughout the U.S.. Sexually transmitted infections have been an ongoing problem for American people since World War I. To combat the growing teen pregnancy and STI rates, the U.S. established organized sex education. Since sex education has been integrated in schools across the nation, it has been heavily influenced by religion. The federal government has funded abstinence-only education programs for over a quarter century. Abstinence-only
The “talk”. When I was in the fifth and eighth grade. I took a sex-ed course. Within this course I learned about the male and female reproductive system, the different forms of protection, transmitted diseases, the emotional and physical effects of sex, and the choice to become abstinent and also about pregnancy. After this course I was well aware of the human body and the effects of sex. Abstinence-only courses does not talk about half the information sex-ed courses talk about. States should establish a law for schools to teach sex-ed courses instead of abstinence only courses because it is more effective.
Controversy is rampant regarding the sexual education of grade school children. Some insist that it is prudent to educate children on this subject beginning as early as kindergarten. Others strongly disagree that earlier education has any effect at all on teen sex and pregnancy and, therefore, abstinence should be the focus. Lastly, we have those who believe advocating abstinence is appropriate, but agree that a more in depth sexual education is also necessary for those who are going to have sex anyway despite our best efforts to teach them otherwise.
Should this class be mandatory? Sexual education should be mandatory simply because of the benefits that come with it. Without knowledge on sex, teenagers can get themselves in a world of trouble. But, if this class is taught, the students can be educated on why not to have sex at an early age, and if they intend to, to use protection.
Several people oppose the thought of this class being mandatory. One reason people think this class should not be mandatory might be the because the teachers giving these lessons. A teacher talking to uneducated students about sex-education can be intimidating, even for the students. But, these teachers are playing a huge role in students lives just by these lessons. Also, parents might not agree with having their children learn about sex-ed. Both teachers and parents, might agree that students
Did you know that 24 states in the US require their public schools to teach sex education and HIV education to their students (NCL.org)? Do they even need to understand sex or STDs? Well of course not. That’s why schools should not even teach these students sex because it’s just going to be too much for the high school students’ young mind, sex education will definitely motivate the students to have sex—regardless of their sexuality--, and it’s up to their not so busy parents to explain sex—and all its glory—to their children who are attending high school.
Coinciding with the onslaught of the new millennium, schools are beginning to realize that the parents are not doing their job when it comes to sexual education. The school system already has classes on sexual education; these classes are based mainly on human anatomy. Most schools do not teach their students about relationships, morals, respect, self-discipline, self-respect, and most importantly contraceptives. Everyday students engage in sexual activity, many of them with out condoms. This simple act jeopardizes these students' futures and possibly their lives. An increasing amount of school systems are starting to combine messages involving abstinence from sexual activity,