Sex Education And Sexual Education

991 Words Oct 27th, 2015 4 Pages
Countless avenues shape our knowledge of sex; whether its teachers, parents, media, or other sources. At some point most individuals receive an account of sex education. These lessons, connections, and knowledge we acquire impact our ideas about sex. The subject of my interview, whom we’ll refer to as Jessica, was no exception. Jessica is a 21-year-old, who grew up in a small, conservative North Carolina town. The public schools she attended taught sex education from an abstinence perspective and used scare tactics to deter the students from having sex. However, Jessica expresses that her mother had the largest impact on what she was taught about sex, she describes having a very close relationship with her mother. Jessica’s mother became a teenage mother at the age of 18, and in part she believes this influenced her mother’s teachings the most. Now a Certified Nursing Assistant for Novant Healthcare, she believes that the education received through her job further builds her knowledge of sex education and clarifies any discrepancies she once had.
“My mom always knew that someday it would happen, I mean she always hoped that it would happen at an appropriate age, but above all she wanted me to be protected from disease and unplanned pregnancy”, said Jessica. Birth control, condoms, and disease prevention were at the core of the sex education she received. In Jessica’s opinion she’s was extremely appreciative of the comprehensive teachings from her mother when she became…
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