Sex Education And Sexual Education Essay

1001 Words Jan 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Sex Education School systems in the United states have been implementing sexual education into classrooms. Arguments are abundant when dealing with such fragile situations and there are many advantages and disadvantages of sexual education being taught in the public schools. It seems that most parents are either strongly for or against sex education classes, but there are a few parents that are on both sides. In fact, there are more parents that support sex education classes. However, there are pros and cons that must be considered by parents when dealing with sex education classes that one would not have to consider with a less controversial topic such as math or reading. In general, parents need to be aware of his or her own family or religious beliefs and values and know their child’s intellect and maturity levels. Debates about sex education have fixated on two different approaches: “safe sex” courses, which inspire teens to utilize contraceptives, especially condoms, when having sex, and “abstinence edification”, which encourage teens to delay sexual activity. Teaches teens that abstinence is the best way to prevent teen pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases including HIV. Throughout the United States, only some teens are given sex education, however others are not being taught the right way leading them to make poor choices.
Teaching sex education in school should be mandatory. It should no longer be denied; sex education should be taught in America’s youth.…

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