The Importance Of Sexual Education

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Sexual Education Needs to Change
Julio I️ Donoso
Glendale Community College

Sexual Education Needs to Change

“Sex education is instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibility human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence. Sex education that covers all of these aspects is known as comprehensive sex education. Common avenues for sex education are parents or caregivers, formal school programs, and public health campaigns” (Joint 2017). Most schools in the United States however only teach sexual abstinence while not covering any other subject. Sexual Education is necessary for people of all ages, especially for teens who are learning about the changes with their body. Comprehensive sex education should be taught rather than abstinence only education. Comprehensive sex education is proven to help and educate teens. The benefits of comprehensive sex education as opposed to abstinence education are, lower teen pregnancy rates, lower STD counts, and healthier relationships.
Researchers studied the National Survey of Family Growth to determine the impact of sexuality education on youth sexual risk-taking for young people ages fifteen through nineteen, and found that teens who received comprehensive sex education were fifty percent less likely to experience pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only
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