Sexual Education : A Comprehensive Sex Education

969 WordsNov 2, 20154 Pages
Introduction Understanding the issues that come with sexual education in the classroom is the first step in being a comprehensive sex education advocate. To this day, we see classrooms in middle and high schools preaching about abstinence, shaming children and not being able to give proper, thorough, and informative resources and guidelines on how to approach healthy, body-positive, accessible information about sexual activity. The ideal image abstinence curriculum advocates are hoping for is all adolescents will not have sex prior to marriage, that there will be no STI’s flowing from person A to B, and that the risk of unplanned teen pregnancies will just disappear. The realistic comprehensive approach to sex education states that we are aware that no matter how many ‘do not have sex’ programs we fund and promote, there will always be the handful or more of the population who won’t follow through. Summaries Creating settings where anyone can open about their concerns about the risks of unplanned pregnancies are still there, as well as STIs, and other variables at play in sex education curriculum is a concern for comprehensive sex educators. One of the focuses is comfortability, practicing safe sex with people who give consent and that both parties involved are aware of what’s taking place. The insufficiency of diversity of sexualities and genders in sexual education is also promoting a focus on just heterosexism and heteronormativity. The outlandish standing that there is
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