Essay about A Comprehensive Sex Education Classes

1197 Words Jan 7th, 2015 null Page
Believe it or not, in 1940, the U.S. Public Health Service strongly advocated sexuality education in the schools, labeling it an "urgent need” (Pardini). Now, if one looks at a high school’s curriculum chances are he or she will find no evidence of a comprehensive sex education class. Unfortunately, sex education classes are not strongly advocated like they used to be. The controversy with comprehensive sex education classes in schools lies with parents who believe that they should be the ones to talk to their children about sex, contraceptives, and sexually transmitted diseases, but not all teenagers are receiving this information from their parents. If these teenagers are not hearing vital information about sex, contraceptives, and sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, from their parents, who is to say they are even getting the information at all. Comprehensive sex education classes are not designed to stop teenagers from having sex, but to educate them on the risks that come along with it. Comprehensive sex education classes are defined by Naral Pro-Choice Virginia as the teaching about abstinence as the best method of avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancies, but also teaches about condoms and contraceptives, while also addressing every aspect of sexual health and reproduction ("Comprehensive Sex Education"). These classes are medically-accurate and age appropriate. Even though parents believe that they should be the ones to tell their children about sex, comprehensive…

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