Sex Education Essay

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Should sex education be taught in schools? There have been many debates over whether or not it should be. Some say that sex education destroys the morality of people because they think that sex education teaches students how sexual intercourse is performed. Although these people believe 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 it prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy, it is needed in case parents’ are absent and it gives children the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Others say that having sex education only encourages the students to engage in sexual intercourse at an early age and that it leads to sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy. The truth is that sex education does not encourage students to “do it”. According to Bleakley, in a survey conducted, about seventeen percent of the students answered that sex education encourages them to “do it” and the remaining eighty three percent disagreed. Sex education prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy by teaching students how to use condoms. According to Masland, kids are becoming more sexually active at an earlier age. Sixty-six percent of high school students in America have “done it” by their senior year. Not only are these kids are in danger of sexually transmitted diseases, there is also a big possibility for them to become pregnant. In sex education, students are taught abstinence. They are also taught that they should wait to have sexual intercourse after they get married for many reasons. In case the parents are not active in children’s life, sex education should be taught to these students so that they learn it from an educated and responsible adult instead of learning it from the media or from their friends (Masland). There will always be peers to badly

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