“Controversy about sex education” Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding sex education in schools. The debate always exists whether the schools ought to be teaching abstinence sex education or comprehensive sex education. By doing so, I believe the schools are trying to integrate morality into teaching. Regardless of the schools’ preferred method of teaching, it will always be an inferior source of learning when dealing with sex education. Many schools offer abstinence sex education as their method of educating young teens.
Sexual education being taught in school is a new issue being argued in many places of the country. Are students too young to hear about sex? Is it influencing students to do things they shouldn’t be doing? Or does it lead to unwanted pregnancies? I am against sex education because it can change the outlook of children and their childhood.
Confusion and misinformation is what leads most teenagers to make uneducated choices in their sexual activities. With the information obtained, this can show people that there needs to be a policy change. We need to keep the sex education information flowing in the school systems and be more open to public discussion. It’s important to maintain comprehensive information in regards to sex education. Parents should take a more active role in determining the information and content that is provided to their children in regards to what is taught about sex education.
Religious groups have moral intentions by insisting that abstinence only programs be taught in the school systems, but it is the student’s right to be armed with the facts. Despite religious opposition and debate over the method in which it should be taught, early sex education in public schools is still the best defense against many teen-related sexual issues and is highly supported among the American population (NPR). Sex education should give students non-biased information. A scientific methodology would educate and inform them about biological and physical issues without imposing religious or ethical beliefs. “Attempts to impose narrow moralistic views about sex and sexuality on young people through sex education have failed.” (Forrest) This is apparent when reviewing the number of sexually active teenagers despite the current abstinence based programs that are promoted in schools.
There are some really strong contradictions in Devlin's article. He says that “helping students appreciate and welcome differences in culture, racial heritage, and personal identity, are increasingly hard to teach.” Yet Devlin’s solutions offer up ideas like enforcing a “dress code”, having gender segregated classes, making the students where I.D tags so they would be easily identified by cameras, having more drug sniffing dogs, and random spot checks of cars and lockers. Turning the schools into a police state does not set a good example for tolerance. Dress codes do not show tolerance. Gender segregation is not going to teach men and women to work together as
Abstract Sexual Abstinence is abstaining from sexual intercourse. Abstinence is something that is not prevalent in today’s society but should be encouraged, especially in out teenagers. There are many reasons why persons become abstinent, 2 of the most popular being to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Some persons find it hard to abstain, but it is important to remember the reason why you made the commitment. Abstinence has begun to lower the rates of teenage pregnancy both in the United States of America and in the Bahamas.
Our textbook, along with virtually every article that is supported by facts and statistics, agree that making sex education and contraception available to teenagers is the only way to prevent rising number of teen pregnancies and STD/STIs. Truthfully, I could not find one legitimate non-religion based article that is pro-abstinence only education. Virtually ever study along with common sense should make it pretty clear, that we are not going to prevent teens from having sex with scare tactics, lies and omitting important information. The fact is sex is everywhere in the media, and in real life. Adolescents can be sponges with regards to pop culture and are going to be coping what they see until the end of time.
Sex education in schools is something that is dreaded by many parents, teachers and students. On the other hand, when the topic of embarrassment or shyness is passed, the information taught in sex education is valuable and important. Sex education should remain to be taught in school systems and is important for the facts that it informs teens about sex, let’s teenagers know what they are in for when engaging in sexual activities, and promotes abstinence; however, parents or teachers feel that the topic is inappropriate for school and should be the responsibility of teens parents’. First of all, sex education should be taught in schools because it informs teenagers about sex. According to about.com, sex education includes age appropriate sexuality topics and covers the broad spectrum of sex which includes safe sex, STDs, contraceptives, masturbation, body image, and more.
They have the notion that it is used for protection against unwanted pregnancy, when there are many other benefits. In the book Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, Dr. Spock states, “Does sex education encourage sex? Many parents are afraid that talking about sex with their teenagers will be taken as permission for the teen to have sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the more children learn about their sexuality from talking with their parents and teachers and reading accurate books, the less likely they feel compelled to find out for themselves” (2004).
Students with intellectual disabilities are at a greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases, more likely to be victims of sexual abuse, and socially inapt as compared to their non-disabled peers. The Center for Disability Information and Referrals supports sex education and believe it is crucial education that may be life saving. Students with intellectual disabilities, under federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), have the right to the same standard curriculum as their non-disabled peers. Students with intellectual disabilities often go into adulthood sexually ignorant and IEP teams are not consistent with the requirements of the federal law often leaving the task solely to the parents. Parents