Sex Education Should Be Taught From A Different Approach Than Sex

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According to a study in 2013 by National Vital Statistics Report, a total of 273,105 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years (qtd. in "About Teen Pregnancy"). Children need to be getting a better education on sex during middle school and high school to be better prepared if they decide to engage in sexual activity. Sex should be taught from a different approach than in recent years. Sex education should be incorporated in all schools starting around 6th grade and continually throughout high school because teachers can give a better understanding of sex which will reduce the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections(STI). The early start of sex education would benefit the kids in the long run and will make the…show more content…
The prevalence of having had sexual intercourse before age 13 years was higher among male (8.3%) than female (3.1%) students(Kann, Laura, Steve Kinchen, and Shari L. Shanklin, et al.). Most schools do not even start the education until around 9th grade when a student is in most cases already over the age of thirteen. Children are starting to have sex at earlier ages so with reason schools need to start educating them at earlier ages. Students who are starting to have sex at such a young age need to know that the biggest risks of having sex at such a young age are unintended pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus(HIV), and STIs. Almost all teen pregnancies are unplanned. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, there was 4,081 births to females under age twenty in Minnesota in the year 2010(qtd, in"Minnesota Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts"). Teen pregnancy is a huge issue in the United States and around the world. Another big reason for educating children about sex at such a young age is because of the high cost of teen pregnancy. According to an analysis by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $9.4 billion in 2010. Health care costs and the costs to raise a child are only rising. The better we educate the children, the less unplanned pregnancies there will
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