1. Reasons for not allowing birth control to be given to teenagers A. It encourages sexual activity (Sex with many partners -promiscuity) B. Abstinence should be promoted 1. It is 100 percent effective 2. Sex is not for teenagers 11. Reasons for providing teenage girls access to birth control A. Easy access to birth control makes sex safer 1. Prevention of unwanted pregnancies But they get the message that sex is risky.” They begin to see sex as a sensitive issue that should be taken very seriously because it involves life-changing consequences. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that teaching about contraception and making them available to teenagers was not associated with increased risk of sexual activity as many abstinence-only supporters have insisted. Therefore, the availability of birth control along with education about it does not increase sexual activity but informs teenagers to practice good decision-making for their bodies and their future.
Abstinence-only Sex Education does work. Teenage sexual activity has sparked an outcry within the nation. With such activity comes a high price. Studies have shown that there has been a significant rise in the number of children with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional and psychological problems, and out-of-wedlock childbearing. Sex has always been discussed publically by the media, television shows, music and occasionally by parents and teachers in educational context. Teens hear them, and as the saying goes, “monkey see, monkey do”, they are tempted to experiment with it. Therefore, it is important for every teenager to be aware of the outcome associated with premature-sex. If students are educated about the impact of
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
Premarital sex was viewed as wrong when I was younger. It was the social norm to have sex once two individuals were married to each other. As I got older, I have noticed that individuals my age did not follow that norm to the point that it has become socially accepted today as normal behavior. On the contrary, my parent’s generation still view premarital sex as deviant since majority
The Abstinence-Only Approach The Texas abstinence-only approach in school systems has failed to give information required to educate teenagers to what can happen to their life and future by engaging in sexual activity. Policies should be put in place to make the young adults better educated, in all areas of physical intimacy.
Ashley St. Clair English 1302- Professor Beverage 31 October 2014 Sexuality “A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex; and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime,” (NCSL). In our society today sex is a very open subject and is being observed by young adults in everyday life. Walking down the street we see half naked women plastered on billboards and street signs, leaving nothing to the imagination and making adolescents everywhere question why and wonder what that is. As children we are taught that abstinence before marriage is the right way to live, and engaging in such
SECTION II LITERATURE REVIEW In this study, the researcher has come across a plethora of articles pertaining to teen pregnancy. All the articles
Sexual education teaches adolescents about the use of birth control, their bodies, STD’s, and pregnancy. Due to the awareness of sexual education, adolescents are more careful about sexual intercourse. The pregnancy rate has reached the lowest in modern era between 1990-2010. It declined to 51% pregnancies per 1000 females ages 14-19 to 57.4%. This is the lowest recorded since 1973. Sexual education was not offered in schools until 1983 and many people had close to no knowledge about the options. Even though teens today are aware of their options today, they do not take proper precautions.
In both cases, Abstinence-only education did not direct them, in any way, to abstain from sex (Valenti). Therefore, given that so many teens will not desist from sex, effective sex education programs have the responsibility to help teens to be aware of the risks and consequences that come along with sexuality, like early pregnancy or STDs (Alford). Such effective programs should employ personalized interviews and follow-ups for each student and parents; as well as committees including doctors, psychologists, pediatricians, and real young people with shocking experience as a teen
Moreover, this research focuses on what has caused the shift for premarital sex to be considered normative, and how people view this idea.
Introduction These days it seems that teenagers are experiencing sexual intercourse earlier in life than those of previous generations. There are many physical, emotional, and behavioral consequences that can plague early starters, such as teenage pregnancy, STD’s, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, truancy, etc. These consequences affect not only their teenage years, but they can follow early starters into early adult years. This study goes beyond the early adult years, to see if any reproductive health consequences extend as far as middle adulthood.
The program will measure if the reproductive health education is reducing unintended pregnancies in the two high schools, as well as assessing the knowledge of the “Reproductive Life Plan” among the students. This will be done by creating a pre and post evaluation survey in which will incorporate qualitative and quantitative data. These surveys will be handed out to the 9th grade students in the health science class at the beginning and at the end of the fall and spring semester. For the evaluation process, we will be adopting the five dimensions of the RE-AIM Model which include: reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (PMC, 2010). The outcome data will be share to the high schools’ administrators and the school base clinics’
2. Learning Objective: The students will be able to increase their knowledge about sexual education, sexual diseases and pregnancy prevention. The student will be able to describe the consequences of having sexual relationship before they are ready. The student will be able give example of alternatives of how to avoid sexual interaction with adolescences. Learners are able to analyze research and graphs of the increase and decrease of sexual activity without enough precaution and its consequences during adolescence. Students will able to formulate a
In addition to this, education should be aimed at adults and children alike, regardless of gender. A study of sexual and reproductive health conducted at schools in Kelantan, Malaysia revealed shocking statistics that could have perilous implications (5). According to the researcher’s findings, 69.96% of the students were unaware that pregnancy could occur after having unprotected sex only once, and 64.4% indicated that they learn about sexual health from their peers (5). Misinformation and inadequate information on sexual and reproductive health are catalysts for dire situations such as unwanted pregnancies and child abandonment.
Running Head: THE MORAL PRINCIPLES OF PREMARTIAL SEX The Moral Principles of Premarital Sex English 2 Katherine Fitch Madison College Author Note This paper was prepared for English 2, taught by Mary Sarko. THE MORAL PRINCIPLES OF PREMARTIAL SEX Abstract Over many years, the views of premarital sex have been becoming increasingly more tolerant. The whole reasoning behind why sex was created is lost in the minds of society and used for pleasure and own physical satisfaction. There are negative consequences for these actions leading to guilt, depression, and numbness to intimate relationships. Having strong parental influence can also strongly affect the outcomes of adolescence and causal sex. Additionally, marriage can be