Summary: The Effects Of Condom Availability

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The Effects of Condom Availability Programs Sex education has been very controversial over the past several years, and one of the major questions is whether teachers should be informing kids about safe sex or abstinence. This point prompted research and studies that shed some light on abstinence programs and how influential they claim to be. The outcome is shocking. More students in abstinence-only programs become pregnant than students who are taught safe sex. This statistic is growing and it brings an even larger question into play — should young teens be offered condoms in school health programs? All across the United States this argument is taking place, and the sides are about even. Some high schools, and even a few junior highs, are …show more content…
This is incorrect, and many of these students end up suffering because they are not informed on safe sex. Many students who are in abstinence-only programs still have sex, and because they are not taught the right sex education they have more of a chance of getting pregnant than students who are provided with condoms. By allowing both the teaching of abstinence and sex education, students are able to be more aware of their options and are taught how to safely engage in intercourse with their significant other. It is important to teach both abstinence-only and sex education programs because not all parents are comfortable with having the “sex talk,” and by teaching kids in class, those parents are saved from having an awkward conversation with their children. It also opens the door for discussion with students whose parents are not around to provide the information they need to know about sexual education. Many do not receive this talk at home, and if schools offered sex education and protection, they will be better informed on the topic and lead them to make education …show more content…
So that they can prevent pregnancy, STDs, and unwanted infections, they can be encouraged to stay protected (but to not have sex), and to make sure that they receive a well informed sex talk. Although some say that these programs pressure kids into sex it is not true. Those students who want to engage in sexual activity will, and those who do not want to will not. It is as simple as that, and it is not fair to judge students based on this. Each individual is different and will make the choice that is best for them. Overall, condom availability programs help students who have nowhere to receive protection, they help prevent pregnancies, they help in the reduction of STDs and infections, they allow more children to receive the sex talk and they help to show students all of their options. It is important to have these program offered because they help in so many ways, and they have the student’s best interest in mind. These programs offer so much for the students who are not aware or unable to receive condoms. It is significant that students are taught sexual education and provided with protection, so when the time comes for them to make a choice they will make the right one and use a condom. Not everyone is going to make the same choices about sex, but schools should provide for whatever the students decide to do, helping them to make the best and most educated decision

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