The Impacts of Receiving Sexual Education

638 WordsFeb 16, 20183 Pages
Teen pregnancy is one of the most impactful, nonreversible events in a human’s life that can alter it forever. Bringing a child into the world is a blessing but at the same time it can also be a setback in the lives of teenagers who have experienced pregnancy at a young age. Sex education has been taken away from the curriculum in schools in the United States and replaced it with electives such as art, drama, dance etc. Being well educated on safe sex and the consequences that comes with poor decision making is just as important as core classes that are taught on a regular basis. I believe it will be interesting to discover the impact of sex education courses on the perspective of adolescence and how it may affect their decision in engaging in sexual activities. Several researchers analyzed data from 4691 men and women aged 15 to 19 who participated in the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). National Survey of Family Growth young people questioning whether they received formal instruction before age 18 on "how to say no to sex" and / or "methods of birth control." Results show that sixty-six to one hundred of women's sexual experience and Fifty-five percent of men reported sexual experience that she received information about both abstinence and birth control before the first time they had sex. By sexually experienced both genders remaining nineteen percent of women and twenty-one percent of men received abstinence instruction, and sixteen percent of women and
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