Sex Educations in the Schools

Why Sex Education Should Be Taught In Schools



Most America teenagers are sexually active and think nothing could ever

happen to them.

But, many of them are misinformed about the risks that are involved in

sex. Teens also don\'t always know the best ways to protect themselves and
their

partners from becoming pregnant or getting STD\'s.

Alan Harris said, the more educated someone is the more likely they are

to make responsible and informed choice for their behaviors. Sex education

given by teachers at school is the most relabel way to give kids the right

information about sex. In schools sex education information is give by

professional and has be proven by many reports all over the country and
world.

The first formal attempts at sex education was introduced by a Dr.

Arnold a schoolmaster at a public school. Dr. Arnold used the Bible to make
the

schoolboys fell guilt and scared of sex and masturbation. The nineteenth-

century scare tactics books of Dr. Arnold were nothing like the sex book used
by

the sex educations teachers of today(Greaves. pg.171).

Schools that have sex education taught by a sex education professions

and that use reports and survey from all over the country and world are the
most

convening sources of information. They have had the most influence on my

decisions about sex as well as many other teens. Parents and other teens can

give out wrong information about sex that can give a false scene of security,

which can lead to a unwanted pregnancy or STD. Sex education must be taught
in

schools so, student get the right information.

Most parents fell that the best place for sex education is in the home.

The parents can teach their children family and religious values. Teacher
Mary

L. Tatum says, Schools do a better job influence children and have more time
to

try to influence children better that anyone except, perhaps, the parents. It

is important that parents give sex information but, school need to reinforce

what the parents teach to make sure that the information is correct.

Most people who are against teaching sex education in schools have the

opinion that, ³Sex education encourage students to become sexually active at

younger ages.² But, ³The World Health Organization has reviewed 35

scientifically controlled studies in the U.S. and abroad, and found that no

program increased the invitation of sexual intercourse over the control
group.²

Not all parents know how to talk to their children and if they do the

children do not always understand or listen to what the parents have to say.

Some mothers wait to ask embarrassed daughter just before their wedding,

³You do know what to do, don\'t you?² or, ³Do you want to ask me any
questions?²

(Kelly .101) Parents of the bride usually assume that the husband will know

what to do about sex.

According to APPCNC (Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North

Carolina) research, parents who talk to their children about sex tend to

encourages they children to delay first time sexual intercourse. The children

will also become sexually active at a older age and are more likely to
prevent

unwanted pregnancies and STD\'s. But, passed attitudes of parents is, once a

child is taught about sex they fully understand all that is needed to be

understood and there is never a need to talked about sex again.(Berne. pg.2)

Some children do what ever the parents tell the not to do. In this case it

would be bad to have the parents talk to the child and will get their sex

education for another source, their peers. Peers exchange information in
locker

rooms, play grounds, and parties. Dorothy W. Baruch found that, Childish

Imagining usually changes sexual ideas a lot more that getting facts. This is

how many teens get most of their information about sex.

The most important thing when teaching sex education is have accurate

information that is taught to them so, they can make their own decision with

correct information when the have to make that choice. The best to get this

information is at school for a teacher or other trained professional.

The North Carolina Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy found that, ninety

percent of the people surveyed agree that, sex education should be taught in
the

public schools. Even parents agree, as show in Douglas Kirby studies, about

three fourths of U.S. adult population supports making information and

contraceptive available through school-based health centers.

School-based Programs to Reduce Sexual Risk Behavior: Review of

Effectiveness, states that, ³If effective programs are implemented in our
nation\'

s schools, they can have and important impact upon reducing sexual
risk-taking

behavior...² It can also, ³provide and effective component in a large
overall

strategy to reduce unintended pregnancy,