Why Is Sexual Education Important

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Is Sexual Education Important?
Since the beginning of public education, sexual education courses have been a controversial topic. With the hope to avoid offending parents, guardians, teachers, students, or religious beliefs, it has been shoved under the rug and expected to be taught in the home. With this approach, what happens to those children with parents who don’t believe in educating their kids about sexual activity? When they experience adolescence or even adulthood, they are responsible to teach themselves or learn from their peers. Beginning in the 1960’s, schools started integrating sexual education into the public school system; however, they only taught the bare minimum, which barely scratched the surface of this important subject. Because sexual education has developed a lot over time, these old techniques are not reaching the standards that are expected. There have been many organized groups that oppose this and claim that it should not be taught in schools; however sexual
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However teaching an appropriate, professional level of sex ed can add enlightenment to their decisions through an unbiased approach. Sexual education must be implemented into all schools on a national based level. Curriculum needs to be laid out for the qualified teachers so that the standard of learning can be the same across the board. The U.S. is a very diverse nation; therefore, it will always be impossible to please everyone with the education of their children. If sexual education could be strictly educational—like I am purposing—the moral obligations can be taught by the parents at home. Keeping children naive of sex only correlates high premarital pregnancy rates, and does not keep them “safe”. If sex ed remains the same as it is now, the class will always be taken for humor and as an “easy A” rather than for educational

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