The Importance Of Sexual Education

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Whose job is it to teach children sexual education: teachers or parents? While many argue that it is the parent’s job to educate her children about sex, it is often awkward for a parent to talk to her “babies” about it, and many times she does not. That is why some schools take on the responsibility to make sure kids are educated on the subject, but are enough schools offering this type of education? The answer is no. Sexual education in the United States should not be optional. States should make sexual education a required course in school to help prevent unwanted pregnancies, as well as the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with an effective and organized program.
What is sexual education? The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States defines sexual education as “… a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values… sexual development, sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles.” With that being said, sexual education provides young people with fundamental knowledge that will help them be able to make better decisions about their sexual life. A sex education course should be required in all 50 states for young people during their early and more curious stages of their life. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, starting March 1, 2016, only 24 states will require
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