Schools are teaching sex education too late. Students are being taught sex ed around the 5th grade. Kids haven’t even hit puberty at that time so they won’t even be thinking about sex. That’s a perfect time to teach them before its too late.
Learning sex around the 5th grade is good for kids. Its good because if they become teens and have sex without knowing what they are doing then they can get infected or even pregnant. Around the 5th grade kids can't even produce sperm yet which makes it even better to teach sex ed at an early age.
Hi, my name is Sayra Bautista. I go to Fremont High School in Oakland, California. My topic for my senior research project is abortion. The problem is hundreds of thousands of women have abortions each year in the U.S., and communities should educate and inform every woman to reduce the abortion rate in the U.S, starting with mandatory sex education courses in middle school and high school. Also by reducing the rate of women having abortions, we could also stop anti-abortion violence.
I am looking to hearing any comment or feedback to make my thesis better.
My paper discusses sex education in schools in the state of Utah. I looked at the way it is restrictive for many individuals and the problems this creates, as well as the solutions made possible by more comprehensive sex education for teens. I surveyed students, conducted interviews with volunteers and employees of Planned Parenthood, and gathered statistics relating to teen sexual activity (such as teen pregnancy, STI transmission, and forms of birth control). My findings were conclusive: teens would benefit from more comprehensive sex education.
"Fact: as long as schools rely on abstinence-only sex education as the primary tool to reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, the uninformed masses will outnumber their educated peers.
Fact: the narrowly focused abstinence message isn't working. Earlier this year a congressional study found that students who took part in abstinence-only programs were just as likely to have sex as those who received broader sex education. In Cumberland County, more than 16 teenage girls become pregnant each week."
I chose sex education in school. I chose this topic because it is a very interesting topic to me. Sex education have ties to psychology and religious beliefs. Before starting this research, I knew that most parents do not allow their children to receive sex education in their schools. They feel as if their child was exposed to that type of information, the child will be tempted to try intercourse before marriage. I also knew that in the United States of America, Blacks and Latinos are usually the ones who are infected with HIV and AIDS.
This past October, the New York City Department of Education introduced a new required for grades 6-12 in comprehensive sex-education. This course will be different from the abstinence only policy and now teach about proper contraception and STDs/STIs.