Sex Education : The Problem With Sexual Education

1327 WordsMay 5, 20176 Pages
There are a lot of issues when it comes to Sex Education in our education system. I thought that I was one of few that thought there was actually an issue until we had a discussion post about it earlier in the semester. Through that assignment I learned that it is definitely more controversial than I could have ever imagined, and I also learned that more people think that there is a problem than just me. After that discussion post I felt really passionately about this topic and what we are doing wrong to teach such a delicate subject to our children. I thought I was going to have trouble finding really good research and articles about the problems in sex education but I was yet again very wrong. If you think there is not a problem with sex…show more content…
Most of the sex education during the nineteenth and early twentieth century were based on religious and moral values. As we learned in class, teachers were supposed to have the best morals that were around, so it makes sense that talking about sex during this time was not an accepted thing to talk about or much less teach young students about. But in the early 1900s people started seriously considering what students needed to be taught in regards to sex (History of Sex Ed…). In the 40s and 50s are when things really started to take off. STDs were spreading substantially and so finally a bit of sex education was taught in the classroom. There were issues with this however because there was not an agreed method of teaching Sex Ed across the nation or even across the states (History of Sex Ed…). After contraceptives were made available, and after many debates about material and what we should be teaching kids about sex, there finally was some stability when it came to Sex Ed in the 1980s when the surgeon general made it mandatory for all public schools to teach Sex Ed (History of Sex Ed…). However, there were really no clear rules on how it would be taught, which is why we have such a big problem with it today. So why is this still an issue? Shouldn’t we have this figured out by now? There are many reasons that it is a contemporary issue in society today. The first reason is that in many southern states and small towns, the schools only teach abstinence to their
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