Sex Education : Comprehensive Sexual Education

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Sex Education Comprehensive sexual education has long been a contentious issue within the United States of America. Owing largely to America’s history and culture, sexual education has long been stigmatized as unnecessary involvement in the private life, or even misattributed to rising rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. A U.S. review article, however, poses the opposite argument – “The overwhelming weight of evidence reveals that sex education which discusses contraception does not increase sexual activity.” The understanding of sex education not only provides young people with a better understanding of the ways in which their bodies function, but can also help in allowing teenagers to take better care of their sexual health to include pregnancy and STI prevention. Furthermore, sex education improves gender equality, provides accurate information about sexually transmitted infections, and promotes interpersonal skills. Thus, comprehensive sexual education should be introduced and made mandatory in all secondary schools across the United States. Sex education promotes gender equality. Comprehensive sexuality education should be taught and introduced into the high school systems at the earliest state possible and within reason while the human body is still in the development process. Since a young body will continue to develop, one will eventually experience and make the life-changing decision regarding his or her sexual and reproductive health without
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