Abstinence Based Sex Education? Essay

1410 Words Dec 10th, 2015 6 Pages
Abstinence-based sex education isn’t a practical approach to sex education because it doesn’t give students the necessary resources they need to prevent the consequences of engaging in any type of sexual activity. Teenagers need the proper facts about contraception and birth control to be able to take the appropriate precautions for when they decide to become sexually active. With abstinence-based programs there is no decrease in the amount of sexual activity that students are engaging in and where there is restricted information and education, there are higher rates of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Many times these programs will misconstrue important facts in regards to these and there can be an abundant amount of negative effects on these children and teenagers resulting from the inefficient solutions of only carrying out the idea of abstinence.
We need to provide as many resources and tools as we can so they can protect themselves from some of the many consequences that come along with being sexually active. There are precautions that have to be taken and we have to teach and show them the many different infections/ diseases they can contract if they don’t protect themselves. Contraceptives play a large role in this and with abstinence-based programs, they aren 't informed of these preventatives. Not only do contraceptives help protect against infections/diseases, these along with many different forms of birth control help aid in the…

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