Safe Sex Courses Should Be Taught

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When the subject of sexual intercourse gets brought up, it can be an awkward situation for not only children, but adults as well. However, it is important that adolescents learn about how they were delivered into the world. Sexual activities can be a dangerous thing if the juvenile does not know what is happening or the ways to prevent them from happening. Many adolescents have been seduced into doing sexual actions without even knowing how it happened because they are uneducated. Safe sex courses should be taught to a minimum level of eighth graders instead of an abstinence class to inform students of the dangers and preventions of dangers sexual acts can cause. No one can deny that the number of pregnant teenagers has gone up in the last fifty years. Many teens are clueless of the consequences that sexual acts can have, “The CDC has found that over half of the STD’s contracted are by young adults.” (Steinmetz) Not only can it cause an unwanted pregnancy but it can also cause sexually transmitted diseases. Americans ages fifteen to the age of twenty four contract chlamydia or gonorrhea at four times the rate of general population, and those in their early twenties and older are more likely to contract syphilis or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Those who are having sex are more likely to have multiple partners, which increases the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease. (Steinmetz) . Lately, in the state of Indiana, the human immunodeficiency virus has
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