Proposal Draft : Sex Education

869 WordsOct 26, 20154 Pages
Proposal Draft: Sex Education in Schools There are many issues throughout the United States, that we as citizens are faced with everyday. Whether it be crime, equality, poverty, or abortion. The teen pregnancy and abortion rates have dropped dramatically within the last ten years. There are several factors that come into effect when trying to figure out why there is such a dramatic decline. The main reason is because of sex education in schools; teaching teens to practice safe sex. The United States are in a period of time where the abortion rate has declined tremendously. “The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures indicate not only the lowest current rate of abortion in the United States, but also the largest drop in the rate in 10 years” (Hamby 1). The question is why though? According to Hamby, from JSI Research and Training Institute, long- acting contraceptives use has tripled over the past 10 years. That statistic alone explains a reason as to why teens have not been needing to get an abortion. Not as many girls are getting pregnant because they rely on birth control, because they are taught about it in sex education class. Heather Boonstra, the director of public policy, wrote an article about the decline in abortions and teen pregnancies. “Pregnancy rates have fallen either because teens are having less sex in the first place or because more teens who are sexually active are using contraceptives and using them more effectively”
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