Sex Education Essay

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Sociology Final paper 04/28/2008 [pic] [pic] What is sex education? Sex education is a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Commonly sex education is taught by parents or caregivers, school programs, and public health campaigns. In today’s society, it is debated whether sex education should be taught in schools or at home. Certain parents are against sex education being a part of the school curriculum. They argue that sex education is a sensitive topic and that it should be taught at home. They feel that the state interferes with their wishes, as to how their child should be taught about sex. They claim that sex education in schools encourages premarital sex and homosexuality. Some even accuse the public school system for their child’s pregnancy or eagerness to have sex. These parents insist that the school system encourages sexual activities among young people. These individuals feel that schools teach students that sex is a natural human function and that at one point or another they will experience it. These parents dislike the fact that schools are handing out condoms to students. They believe that giving students condoms is basically telling them to go have sex. Many households are very religious and believe that sex should only occur between a man and a woman after they are married. People with this ideal mentality in my opinion are being unrealistic. These religious people prefer to teach their children about sex at home. They usually focus more on the topic of abstinence because they hope that their children will wait until they are married to have sex. They deem all premarital sexual contact as sinful and disgusting and believe that any form of contraceptive is against the bible. This

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