Comprehensive Sex Education Vs. Abstince Only Edu Essay
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Comprehensive Sex Education vs. Abstinence Only “Men give love to get sex while women have sex to get love” (Healy). According to medical doctor Bernadine Healy more than 75 percent of teens have engaged in sexual intercourse by the time they turned the age of nineteen. While the problem of pregnancy is decreasing it is still a very high number and a problem in our society. Some feel abstinence is the best way of teaching sexual education but the statistics and studies prove that wrong. Abstinence education is an outdated teaching practice. Our country is changing dramatically and the teaching of sexual education needs to be changed to fit the way people live in this day of age. Comprehensive sex education is the teaching of trying to defer sex until marriage or a person finds that special someone. If that is not something someone plans on doing comprehensive sex education mainly teaches about protection methods and about contraceptives. Comprehensive sex education is mostly trying to stop the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies. The class does teach that abstinence is the best way of making 100 percent sure a person does not get pregnant or get a sexually transmitted disease. They spend more of the class teaching about protection and contraceptives.
Abstinence by itself is another way of teaching that can prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. The teaching of abstinence is telling people to not have sex until marriage. This method may work for some people but not for everyone. Young people who are strongly religious sometimes choose to make an abstinence pledge. This means that they are delaying or withholding from any type of sexual intercourse. Although, many of the teens that make this pledge still end up having sexual intercourse before they are married. This group of teens