sex education in schools

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Sex education in schools is something that is dreaded by many parents, teachers and students. On the other hand, when the topic of embarrassment or shyness is passed, the information taught in sex education is valuable and important. Sex education should remain to be taught in school systems and is important for the facts that it informs teens about sex, let’s teenagers know what they are in for when engaging in sexual activities, and promotes abstinence; however, parents or teachers feel that the topic is inappropriate for school and should be the responsibility of teens parents’. First of all, sex education should be taught in schools because it informs teenagers about sex. According to about.com, sex education includes age appropriate sexuality topics and covers the broad spectrum of sex which includes safe sex, STDs, contraceptives, masturbation, body image, and more. This knowledge is essential for teenagers because, according to guttmacher.org, “By 2002, one-third of teens had not received any formal instruction about contraception.” Knowledge of these topics will be useful to teenagers in life when they are faced with personal sex decisions. The second reason sex education in schools should be taught is that it let’s teenagers know what they are in for when engaging in sexual acts. If a teen is not otherwise educated about sex, they are not aware of the precautions that needed to be taken such as protection against STD’s. Also, he or she will not be knowledgeable about pregnancy, protecting against pregnancy, or what to do if and when a pregnancy occurs. The third reason why sex education should be taught is because it promotes abstinence to teens. Also from guttmacher.org, “One-quarter of sexually experienced teens had not received instruction about abstinence before first sex.” If more teens were educated on abstinence, there would be a decrease in

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