Persuasive Essay On Sex Education

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Young adults are needing abortions because sex education in some schools are not accurate and fail to talk about contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases, STD. Since sex education policies are not uniform across the country, states are able to choose what information they want to exclude. This leaves room for politics and religion to be injected into the curriculum. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures organization (NCSL), a bipartisan non-government organization designed to provide information to the public, “24 states and the District of Columbia require public schools teach sex education and 20 states require…[that the] education must be medically, factually or technically accurate (“State Policies”). Over half the states leave teens either to educate themselves with the internet, which contains inaccuracies or feed students inaccurate information. This puts the students at risk for becoming pregnant. Many of the states which do not teach medically accurate information, promote abstinence as the best form of protection. Although promoting abstinence seems like an ideal solution to teenagers having sex, it is not because it attaches fear and shame to healthy behavior. However, it paints sex as dirty and wrong even though it is a natural desire, which can lead to teens feeling ashamed and confused about their urges. Because of this, teens will be less willing to use a condom and will lack awareness about STD and pregnancy prevention, harming

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