I believe the rate of teen pregnancies is on the rise because of two main things. Teens believe conception is rare, and teens almost never anticipate intercourse; therefore they do not use contraceptives. I think schools should make sex-education available to all students age 15 and above. Schools should also make free condoms available in bathroom vending machines, or by guidance counselors. Having condoms available encourages safe sex, and decreases the incidence of STD’s and teen pregnancies.
When schools pass items such as condoms around, kids can easily get the impression that it’s okay to use them. In this sentence he is trying to reach out and appeal to the parents, and older adults who have the same feeling as he does. Limbaugh believes that the distribution of condoms is not only promoting kids to have sex, but is also giving them the idea that condoms prevent all the consequences of sex. In the second paragraph Limbaugh states that, “Kids will have sex anyway, and that this logic leads to schools providing drugs, and bullet proof vests.” Although providing drugs may seem a little extreme, and maybe a little crazy, I would have to agree with Limbaugh. If schools are handing out condoms to students, what would the difference be if they are handing out drugs?
Teen-Parent Communication About Sex When young people feel unconnected at home, family, and school, they may become involved in activities that put their health at risk. However, when parents affirm the values of their children, young people often develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves, therefore delaying in sexual activity. The writer’s purpose(s) for writing these articles is because risky teen behavior is on the rise, and what are parents and families doing/not doing to promote safe behavior? I chose these articles because I am a teen parent, and I feel that if I had been able to have “the talk” sooner, more in depth, and more often, that it may have prevented my pregnancy. Teen Sexuality’s research showed a few things: Adolescents who stated that they were connected with their parents were more likely than other teens to delay sexual intercourse.
Firstly, exposing children to guns and gun education will take away from the curiosity they might have later in life that would have led to an issue or incident. Sex education has shown that this method is effective because when a child is educated they will have a greater understanding about the dangers and other aspects of guns they wouldn’t have known about beforehand. Just like Jamie O’Meara (2000) was saying “that sex education is taught so that kids will have a better understanding of how their bodies work, why they feel sexual desires, and how to act (or not) on those desires”. Children will gain the confidence to make responsible choices when it comes to gun use and resulting in making better decisions. The media puts this image in children’s heads that there is something fun about having a gun and also that it gives you power and you can control people with it.
Should sex education be taught in schools? There have been many debates over this. Studies show parents say that sex education only destroys the morality of people because they think that sex education teaches students about how sexual intercourse is done. Although sex education lowers the morality of people by teaching students how to use condoms and contraceptives, it should be taught in primary school and secondary school because its a prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy, it is indeed a need in case of parents’ absence, and it gives children the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Research shows that teens are more sexually active now than before.
In Stone et al. (1994) article “Inducing Hypocrisy as a Means of Encouraging Young Adults to Use Condoms“ it was argued that making young people aware about inconsistencies between their beliefs and actions towards HIV protection would lead them to adopt safer sex behaviours, hence preventing the spread of HIV. The hypothesis corresponded to previous investigations which used hypocrisy induction as a means to change sex-related behaviour. The researchers conducted a 2 * 2 factorial design experiment, in which the manipulated variables were public commitment and mindfulness. 72 heterosexually active male and female participants, aged 18 to 25, were chosen for the experiment and divided into 4 groups; various behavioural and self reporting procedures, were analysed.
Anti drug programs have been implemented into schools to teach the youth that marijuana (and other illegal substances) is bad for them and that it projects the image of a criminal. However, through much research it has been proven that marijuana has beneficial uses for society and is in fact a positive reality for many people. Marijuana is used to treat epilepsy, cancer, eating disorders, depression, stress, and so much more. This 'obscene drug' isn't only positive to society for its medicinal purposes, but also for its economical uses as well. It can be used in the form of hemp as a renewable resource.
It is an elusive infection that comes in several different forms, so the risks are not always easy to pinpoint. For girls to receive the HPV vaccine in schools is an ideal plan because it is a place to offer it where they will collectively be aware of its importance. It is also a place where it can be given to girls at an age where they most likely will not have yet engaged in sexual intercourse. However, many representatives of schools around Canada and the U.S. have decided to oppose the HPV vaccine because they believe that it is encouragement for sexual intercourse, as if it is promoting that sex is safer to have if vaccinations are created to reduce threats or risks. The
Sexual Promiscuity and Religion Society has long believed that the church has generally functioned as a beacon of light in guiding vulnerable adolescents away from a life of promiscuity, and that it has accomplished this by teaching them good moral values and biblical standards for behavior. Various researchers have sought to examine whether or not the church-and religion on the whole-has indeed made the impact that it thinks it has, and the results have shown that the while the church may be making some positive impact on the life of teenagers, that it may not be sufficient in stemming the tide of teenage sexual promiscuity that is rampant in society today. An article published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy states that “teens who attend services frequently are less likely to have permissive attitudes about sexual intercourse” (Whitehead, 2006, p.3). Whitehead also found that “more frequent attendance is associated with later sexual initiation for white males and for females generally” (p.3). Although this applies to the North American Christian context, there is the possibility that the information is relevant to Caribbean nations as well.
Practicing abstinence may be the most utterly method for minimizing this rate, but it’s an irrational method. It would not educate them on the life changing risks correlated with sexual intercourse. Providing a clear and precise curriculum in sex education focussed on career goals, sexually transmitted diseases, healthy relationships, the results of being a young parent, and facts on contraceptives would be most beneficial. Educating minors on how sexual activity at a young age can drastically change their lives would greatly impact the reduction of teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended.