Many people against the programs that allow schools to give out condoms feel that instead, there should be more emphasis on sexual education programs to educate students about the dangers and risks of having sex and to promote abstinence. In 1999, a research study found that 106 out of every 1000 females between the ages of 15 and 19 were pregnant, had a miscarriage, or an abortion within the previous year. This was, of course, before some schools began making condoms available for students. So even if the use of condoms has not slowed down sexual activity in young people, the availability of being able to
Abbie Beck ENC 1101 Dickson November 20, 2008 Argument Essay The Birds and the Bees Is it more beneficial for children to be cognizant or imbecilic on the subject of sexual matters? This controversial issue is one that our country has been debating for many years, but recently, more people are beginning to become opinionated on the subject. Many adults believe that the education of sexual matters should be taught only at home. Perhaps society should be grateful that parents are even talking to their children about sexual matters, but parents are ordinarily biased when it comes to their own children. Without being educated on the subject by non-biased adults, then there is a chance that the children will not receive all the information they need to make mature decisions.
Abstinence education is an outdated teaching practice. Our country is changing dramatically and the teaching of sexual education needs to be changed to fit the way people live in this day of age. Comprehensive sex education is the teaching of trying to defer sex until marriage or a person finds that special someone. If that is not something someone plans on doing comprehensive sex education mainly teaches about protection methods and about contraceptives. Comprehensive sex education is mostly trying to stop the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.
The Negative Effects of Underage Sex By: Cory Walker 09/19/11 In a society that implies that sex is a path to happiness, it is difficult to maintain sexual abstinence. Sex, in which the participation of at a young age carries detrimental effects to emotional and mental stability, is a construct that should be partaken at a mature age. The effects of underage sex are many, but what are they? In 2009, 13.8% of high school students had four or more sex partners during their life. This statistic portrays an important facet of the abstinence argument.
There are many ways in which a teenage pregnancy can be prevented. The most popular solution would be NOT to have sex as a teen. Having “safe sex” is another way to prevent a pregnancy of a teen. Making sure that all teens have the access of a sexual education class in their early years, such as in middle school will help in detouring them from wanting to have sex, especially after being educated about what happens when someone has sex. As well as knowing the facts of how it can change their lives forever.
Soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies among these teens are adding urgency to the debate over sex education. Sex education in schools will lead to healthier sex behavior among the students in their later lives. II. Some conservatives claim the alarming statistics illustrate why abstinence should be the single topic when it comes to sexual education, others say it should not be part of the school curriculum. Liberals counter that the increase in disease is the strongest case for more detailed information.
Should sex education be taught in schools? There have been many debates over this. Studies show parents say that sex education only destroys the morality of people because they think that sex education teaches students about how sexual intercourse is done. Although 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 its a prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy, it is indeed a need in case of parents’ absence, and it gives children the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Research shows that teens are more sexually active now than before.
Why students get easily pregnant? Introduction Results in this year’s survey about the age of people who get involved in sexual activities, HIV, and pregnancy are frightening. Imagine that at the age of 14-15 they get pregnant, worse, got infected by HIV virus. This study will give people the information of why students get easily pregnant. Background of the Study “Youth are interested in sex because of biological reasons, hormones.” Says Dr. Cynthia Waszak, an FHI(Family Health international) senior scientist who focuses on adolescent health.
Studies done by Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, prove that by age 16, 17% of girls and 29% of boys have had sexual intercourse. Using a contraceptive during sexual intercourse has been proven to protect against pregnancy and infections in the body. Distributing contraceptives in school will cause kids to become more sexually responsible and aware, lower teen pregnancy rates, and lower teen STDs rates also. Distribution of contraceptives teaches teens who are sexually active, and even those who are not, to have sex responsibly. Contraceptives are not that accessible to teens, so those who are sexually active are having unprotected sex.
If teens were provided condoms by their school many would choose the more responsible choice to use one. Those who are against the distribution of condoms in school, argue that it encourages teenage sexual promiscuity. However that is a misconception because teenagers are very capable of making mature decisions, they just need to be better informed on what options are out there. If condoms were provided by high schools, teens who engage in sexual intercourse would be at a lowered risk of contracting an STD or getting pregnant. Society blames media for teenage promiscuous behavior rather than facing the fact that kids nowadays are becoming increasingly sexually active whether it's something they saw on television or not.