Many parents have trouble on deciding when to talk to their kids about birth control or just taking them to go get birth control. Parents have the decision on whether or not you support their teens on having sex by giving them birth control. Many parents face the fact that their child may get pregnant or get someone pregnant if they are sexually active. So, the problem is do parents give the child birth control or is it supporting their child to be sexually active? An unexpected pregnancy as a teen can be a devastating occurrence.
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.
Practicing abstinence may be the most utterly method for minimizing this rate, but it’s an irrational method. It would not educate them on the life changing risks correlated with sexual intercourse. Providing a clear and precise curriculum in sex education focussed on career goals, sexually transmitted diseases, healthy relationships, the results of being a young parent, and facts on contraceptives would be most beneficial. Educating minors on how sexual activity at a young age can drastically change their lives would greatly impact the reduction of teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended.
I believe the rate of teen pregnancies is on the rise because of two main things. Teens believe conception is rare, and teens almost never anticipate intercourse; therefore they do not use contraceptives. I think schools should make sex-education available to all students age 15 and above. Schools should also make free condoms available in bathroom vending machines, or by guidance counselors. Having condoms available encourages safe sex, and decreases the incidence of STD’s and teen pregnancies.
(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. Studies say making contraceptives available to teenagers does not increase sexual activity. (4) Requiring teens to tell a parent before they can obtain contraceptive doesn't reduce their sexual activity it will just put their health and lives at risk, if the child had to have permission from their parents to obtain contraceptives. It would just make them not want to use protection and have sex without it. (5) However taking away teenagers' access to contraceptives doesn't stop them from having sex, it just drives them away.
Teen-Parent Communication About Sex When young people feel unconnected at home, family, and school, they may become involved in activities that put their health at risk. However, when parents affirm the values of their children, young people often develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves, therefore delaying in sexual activity. The writer’s purpose(s) for writing these articles is because risky teen behavior is on the rise, and what are parents and families doing/not doing to promote safe behavior? I chose these articles because I am a teen parent, and I feel that if I had been able to have “the talk” sooner, more in depth, and more often, that it may have prevented my pregnancy. Teen Sexuality’s research showed a few things: Adolescents who stated that they were connected with their parents were more likely than other teens to delay sexual intercourse.
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.
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
Caprice Jones HSC 3315: Health Behavior February 13, 2009 Empowering African American Teen’s & Parents about STD’s Abstract Many parents have a tough time talking to their teen children about sexually transmitted diseases. Talking to teens about sex is one of the things that parents dread. The teenage years are tough on teens and parents alike. Hormonal changes in teens bring about sexual desires, moodiness, irritability and a tendency to oppose rules or parental advice. However, open communication between a parent and a teenager can make a big difference in lowering his or her risk of contracting an STD.
AK MALIK 26, March 2014 Pushing Back School Times Every teen has waken up in the morning wanting to go straight back to sleep. As children develop into their teenage years their sleep cycle is disrupted. Studies have shown that teenagers are awake later than children and adults because of how a teens body releases melatonin, a hormone that concerns the humans body's sleep cycle. Changing schools beginning times may have some benefits, but the department has to consider all drawbacks. The board of education should push back school times an hour because students will improve academically and they will improve their physical health.