Argumentative Essay On Comprehensive Sex Education

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Sex education is a controversial topic that is argued among parents and school districts. This essay will contain information on the background and effectiveness of both abstinence-only and comprehensive sex education, what comprehensive sex education curriculum will inform the students, where they will be able to go to seek help and information, and why comprehensive sex education is a better form of sex education. This is a crucial topic because it is important to find and use the most effective way to inform students about sex ed. There are two different forms of sex education that is taught widespread across the United States, abstinence-only and comprehensive. Both forms of sexual education will contain the basic information about the …show more content…
The evidence itself speaks volumes on the fact that if more abstinence-only education is pushed upon students in the curriculum it will positively correspond with the the higher percentage rate of teen pregnancies. The result of the research states that in states that taught abstinence in comprehensive sex education (level 1) and states that did not teach abstinence (level 0) both had lower teenage pregnancy rates than states that emphasized abstinence and abstinence-only education. Less than half of the states in America use comprehensive sex education curriculum. There is a negative connotation that comprehensive sex education will encourage youths to engage in sexual activity, but it has been proven that comprehensive sex education actually delays the urges of sexual activity. Comprehensive sex education programs reduce unintended pregnancy and the transmission of STIs/STDs. In a research articled …show more content…
Comprehensive sex education actually emphasizes both the use and forms of contraception. There are many forms of contraceptives other than withdrawal,which is commonly used among students usually known as the pull out method, such as the birth control pill/implant/patch/shot, condoms, female condom, IUD, vasectomy and abstinence. The most commonly used form of contraception among women is birth control. There is a major misconception that birth control encourages women to be sexually active and that they do not have to face the consequences of getting pregnant. But it is important to inform students on different forms of contraception because, birth control is used for a widespread of things such as regulating irregular, painful menstrual periods, reducing cramps and acne, leveling out hormone levels, mood swings, and other bodily problems such as endometriosis, and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). It is also crucial to note that birth control pill is only 91% effective if used correctly. Comprehensive sex education curriculum will also inform students that there are different forms of contraception for both sexes. According to the book

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