In the essay “Condoms: The New Diploma” Rush Limbaugh explains to readers how the distributions of condoms and sex education programs are promoting sex more than preventing it. Limbaugh continues to explain that public schools should be going back to more of the traditional methods such as abstinence to help prevent STD’s and possibly early teen pregnancies. Overall, the argument being made by Limbaugh is sound. I agree with Limbaugh’s first sentence, “The logic and motivation behind this country’s mad dash to distribute free condoms in our public school is ridiculous and misguided.” This instantly reveals Limbaugh’s opposing stance towards the subject of condoms being distributed to young students in school. When schools pass items such as condoms around, kids can easily get the impression that it’s okay to use them.
The questionable problems that arise from Comprehensive Sexual Education include promotion of teen sex, and the morality of schools, instead of parents, promoting and teaching sexual education. According to Jane Friedman’s report, teen pregnancy has significantly declined since 1991 (1). Right wing conservatives credit abstinence-only programs for this statistic and liberals believe it is their contraception program. “ The federal government only funds abstinence education, even though at least 75 percent of parents say they want teens to be taught about both abstinence and contraception” (1). Although abstinence would be a significantly better choice, it is important for teens to know the consequences of sexual intercourse.
I believe that it is important that we make these contraceptives available for teens. I think it may be a good idea to have some form of birth control that is free for those who can’t afford it. Some clinics provide birth control to teens without the consent of a parent, this may be a good thing because many teens are afraid to talk to their parents about sex and birth control. Many teenagers today are very sexually active and take the risk that comes with sexual intercourse. Education is our number one source in getting sexual information out to the teenagers.
By taking the decision out of the parent’s hand, the relationship is also affected as the child is no longer discussing what is going on in their life and freeze the lines of communications between parent and child. It encourages teens to have unprotected sex which leads to STD’s /STI’s It can lead teens to believing that getting pregnant will be ok and they will be able to turn to a Plan B pill. Females should have the option to be examined and advised on what their options are when it comes to the different types of birth control…There could be cases where the student could be allergic to some of the ingredients. Take into consideration, a pregnancy test is not administered before the school gives this pill…What if the teenager is already pregnant…This could lead to _________ *We need to say something about religion & something else about Birth control (not the pill) 1. If schools can’t give kids Aspirin or Motrin without informing the parents; then why should they be able to administer birth control without the parents
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.
Intro: (1).Today, in every state teenagers that are sexually active can get contraceptives to protect themselves against unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. (2) Most teens use protection also called contraceptives even if they can't talk about sex with their parents. But some states want to take away teens' ability to protect themselves. They want to prevent sexually active teenagers from getting birth control unless they first tell their parents. (3) Some people say that allowing teenagers to get contraceptives without first telling a parent encourages them to become sexually active and that requiring teenagers to tell their parents before they get birth control would stop sexual activity but research says teenagers don’t become sexually active if they can obtain contraceptives.
The classes will teach teenagers about having safe sex and the consequences that arise when one does not take all precautions necessary. Abstinence is also a very preventable way of not getting pregnant as well. The classes will give teenagers the right knowledge that they need to make healthy decisions regarding them, their sex life, and their bodies. This could possibly reduce the amount of abortions needed in the future. Teenagers should take responsibility for their actions; your parents are not always going to be there to help you.
Jordan Hirsch MGT 331 April 20, 2012 The Pros and Cons of Abstinence Only Education In a recent Huffington Post article ‘Tennessee Sex Education Bill Promotes Abstinence-Only, Warns Against 'Gateway Sexual Activity', Tennessee Senate Bill 3310 added to the state’s abstinence only education curriculum that warns of “gateway sexual activity.” Could hugs be the “gateway sexual activity” or has abstinence only education gone too far? Abstinence only sex education is a form of sex education that teaches abstinence from sex until marriage. Not only does it teach abstinence, but also it refrains from promoting and teaching safe sex, such as teaching about birth control and the proper use of other contraceptives. This topic is controversial,
Summary Sex education is used to inform young people on relationships and intimacy. It also is used to inform them on all the negative outcomes sex can cause like diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Yet, programs like abstinence don’t really help people to stop having sex. Abstinence-only programs tend to take credit of the decrease on teen pregnancy but in reality it is the fact that 88% of teens have been taught in school about HIV and STDs. There are 3 federal programs that fund for abstinence-only education getting $102 million in the year of 2002.
I chose this source because the essay helps understand why sex education is important and how we can get sex education in schools. Also William argues that parents should be doing their part if they refuse to add sex education in schools which is helpful to know other agree that parents should do their part and not just the