Argumentative Essay On Sex Education

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Register to read the introduction… In a sense, comprehensive sex refutes certain aspects from abstinence-only education. The philosophy on comprehensive sex ed is that it relieves youths from being ignorant about sex and teaches them how to deal with it in case they decide to stray from abstinence. A major motive for this program is that abstinence-only education would not help those who are willing to say yes to sex. Many people (approx. 60%) who actually pledge to say “no” to sex actually change their response, proved by a study conducted by the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. “The more kids know, the more likely they are to say ‘No,’” the goal of comprehensive sex ed is to make the youth understand the consequences associated with sex in hopes off teaching the kids to avoid sex, not encouraging it. The most important aspect of comprehensive sex ed is the instilment of safe sex, practical methods that reduce the risk of pregnancies and STDs. These methods and goals are what make up comprehensive sex …show more content…
Abstinence-only conservatives believe comprehensive sex ed actually promotes sexual activity through safe sex, while comprehensive sex ed liberals believe that abstinence-only programs leaves youths ignorant. A solution would be to make the program applicable to all teens via compromise. Teens will ultimately make the final choice, so it would best to create a program where abstinence is emphasized greater, but as a last safety net, safe sex is taught lightly and precisely. It is important to teach safe sex “lightly” so it does not in any way promote an idea for sexual thoughts, a major difference from how comprehensive sex ed is taught. This solution allows both groups to achieve their goal without contradicting their original

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