What Are The Pros And Cons Of Sex Education In Schools

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Research Topic: Sex education in schools. Review of Literature: The topic being investigated is the Pros and Cons of sex education on high school students aging from 14 years – 18 years. Sex education is where an individual is taught about human sexuality, (Sex education, Oxford Dictionary, 2017). Some examples of these studies may include age consent, sexual abstinence or even learning about the birth control. Sex education is implemented on students in high school to help ensure that they are well-informed about sex, sexual practices and the dangers out there, (Relationships, Problems and Education, 2017). Pros of sex education may include, students feeling confident in their bodies, students being aware of right and wrong behaviour in sexual relationships and to help students practice safe sex, (Sex Ed Rescue, 2017). However, sex education may also interfere with parents’…show more content…
For example, they will know and have a sense of what it is to be a female/male or androgynous (both male and female characteristics). They will also be aware of people who are transgender and that is a human being converting their sexuality to a different sex (Oxford Dictionaries, Transgender, 2017). Students will also be aware of what puberty is, the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction, and thus will allow them to accept their emotional changes, (Oxford Dictionaries, Puberty, 2017). Social media has a huge knock on effect on teenager’s and how their body must “function” and always look “perfect”, which in this case is impossible because no one is perfect. Therefore having students being taught about their body, what puberty is and different identities, and that experiencing hormonal changes is completely normal and thus will help bring their self-esteem up, (Arpita De,
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