Sex Education Should Be Taught From A Different Approach Than Sex

1109 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
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 education most effective. What is sex education? Sex education is education about aspects of human sexuality, including anatomy, reproduction, intercourse, sexual orientation, and relationships ("Sex and Society"). Many schools cover the least amount of curriculum they are required. Teachers often find it awkward to talk to young students about such personal information. Many teachers do not even cover the required curriculum because some believe that it should be the responsibility of the parents and some find that it is not the most important information for health class. Teachers need to know the importance of teaching sex-education in the preteen and teenage years. According to The Center of Disease Control and Prevention, nationwide,…

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