Birth control is very important for teenage girls whether they are sexually active or not. If they aren’t having sex, at least they will be prepared for when they actually decide to have sex. It helps them become more responsible and safe. Teenagers are starting to have sex at younger ages now. Parents know they can’t stop their teens from having sex but being on birth control can decrease their teens’ chances of becoming pregnant.
However, humans are sexual beings. Like all sexual creatures we have an instinctive sexual desire (Taflinger, 1996). Because of the nature of human beings, it is reasonable that students receive comprehensive sexual education combined with abstinence education, so youth can make informed reproductive choices, understand the risks of sex (and know how to protect themselves from those risks), and be active in promoting their own sexual well-being. Abstinence-only programs can be dangerous because students do not receive the information regarding safe sex and contraception. Studies have shown students who participated in comprehensive sexual education were no more likely to engage in sexual activity than a student who participated in abstinence-only programs.
The problem that arises with this is that their kids could try to be rebellious to their parents’ rules and be sexually active. Due to these factors, it shows that the pros outweighs the cons and it would be beneficial to have mandatory sex education classes in middle schools and high schools. By educating the students, we can reduce the amount of unexpected pregnancies and lower the rate of sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, there are medical benefits reaped from the birth control pill that can make a major impact on someone’s life. For these reasons, it is important to support sex education in the high school
What society intended as vehicles for entertainment and bringing families together, has proven to be harmful to the minds of adolescents. Parents can no longer depend on society as a whole for moral advice in rearing children. Over two decades of research confirms that families and particularly parents are an important influence on whether their teenagers become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. In a variety of ways, parental behavior and the nature of parent/child relationships influence teens' sexual activity and use of contraception. While parents cannot determine whether their children have sex, use contraception, or become pregnant, the quality of their relationships with their children can make a real difference (Miller, 1998).
4). These days most teenagers learn most of what they know about sexual intercourse from the media or friends, which means they are less likely to understand all of the dangers they might encounter such as: sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, or the emotional toll. The morning after pill is definitely not the only way to prevent pregnancies though. There are other forms that are more effective, and that do not cause as many problems as the morning after pill. First and foremost there is only one way to be 100 percent sure you will not become pregnant.
Sex education however provides different methods to prevent having STD’s or giving birth which happens without a basis of how to use protection. If parents want to only drill abstinence into a kids mind it’s the same as saying don’t eat candy, “why can’t I eat the candy” then eventually the wrappers in the trash and without having the right idea about it you have a kid with no fear to eat the next piece of candy until they are too sick to eat another piece and I mean have sexual diseases or being pregnant. Sex education will prepare them only for when they want to make that decision but will clarify that having no sex is the only way to truly prevent any accidents. Classes are a professional environment where kids can truly take in everything there hearing and take what they learn seriously, given the environment with your parents staring into your eyes like
Its really not worth kids to start at a young age. Peer pressure is the greatest cause of kids trying drugs. If by testing the athletes or other school leaders, we can get them to say no to drugs, it will be easier for other kids to say no. Random drug testing can also have a positive side to it and that is for parents to know if there child is doing drugs. The reason that I feel that random drug testing in schools is important is because there are drugs everywhere and can easily be found.
The Texas Education Code explicitly mandates that abstinence from sexual activity always be presented as the preferred choice of behavior in relationships for unmarried persons of school age (Wiley & Wilson, 2009). While most teenagers are in the pre-contemplative stage in which they do not recognize a problem exists with their current behavior, some students can be motivated by fear of becoming pregnant, impregnating their partner, or contracting disease (Euromed Info). This learning motivator exhibited by teenagers must be encompassed into the curriculum in order to reach more teenagers and potentially dramatically impact the teenage pregnancy rates within Odessa
Abstinence Only Education Sexual education has evolved over the last twenty years and much has been debated over how sex should be taught in schools across the nation. Those in favor of comprehensive sexual education argue that teenagers are going to have sex because they are unable to control their sexual urges and should be taught from a “safe-sex” approach (Eske, 2003). According to the Abstinence Educator’s Network (AEN) teaching abstinence only education encourages teenagers to take control over their sexual urges and abstain from sexual activity that could put them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, un-planned pregnancy, and emotional distress. Research shows that abstinence only education can be an effective teaching method to prevent teenagers from engaging in sexual activity. Kathleen Tsubata is the co-director of the Washington AIDS International Foundation and is the author of Abstinence-Only Programs Benefit Youth.
Many teenagers are going to be sexually active regardless, and this model simply doesn’t accommodate to this fact or even acknowledge it. Students of today need a sexual education model that will provide them with the tools they need to be safe and healthy, and abstinence-only just isn’t it. Students are missing out on valuable education that could possibly prevent an unwanted pregnancy or deadly STD. Clearly, something needs to be changed about