Sex Education And Sexual Education

884 Words Dec 9th, 2015 4 Pages
“After a while, sex became a reality. It’s a lot harder to abstain when you’re actually in the moment, faced with that decision” (Stevens). Individuals encounter the reality of coming face to face with the temptations of intercourse; over time it becomes harder to sustain from joining the system. Students devour lust, but do not know how to control themselves and sex education provides substantial advice. With this in mind, sex education provides preparedness, answers questions, and creates awareness.

To begin with, sex education creates the state of readiness. One way it proves this is with preventing pregnancies. The article “Effective Sex Education” by Brigid McKeon states, “Though the teen birth rate has declined to its lowest levels since data collection began, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate.” The above quote presents that other countries are more efficient in providing sex education than the United States. Moreover, sex education can provide knowledge which can prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The article “Sex Education and STDS: Why the Message Matters” by Sandra Smith states “ high-quality sex education curricula that have been shown to be effective in… reducing the number of STDs in youth are those that not only discuss the dangers of high-risk sexual activity, but also address multiple factors affecting sexual behavior, such as perceived risk…” Sex education reduces the risk in teenagers of being affected with a sexually transmitted…
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