Pregnancy: The Causes And Cons Of Sexual Education In High Schools

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As children we all dread the discomfort and awkwardness of the sex talk. Whether it takes place with our parents or in a health classroom, the conversation that takes place is not one many people enjoy. Possibly the worst part of it all is that most people don’t learn much about sex. They are taught about the act briefly about the anatomy with diagrams and maybe taught about protection, like how to apply a condom, but the majority of sexual education classes in high schools can be summed up by something the health teacher in the movie Mean Girls said, “don’t have sex, or you will get pregnant and die.” Pregnancy is often a big topic when it comes to talking about sex. Teens are told stories of faulty condoms and abortion horror stories, but are not told much about other forms of birth control. Girls are told that if you have sex you’ll get pregnant and ruin your life, so abstinence is the best choice. Boys are scarred with pictures of sexually transmitted diseases, but never traumatized to the point that girls are. This is where the problem lies in our sex crazed society. Children are taught from a young age by religious classes, by family members, and by others that sex is something secretive and not to be talked about. Then as teenagers they feel uncomfortable asking any questions and are not …show more content…
The idea of a pure, innocent girl to have sex with is more enticing than sex with a “dirty” or “used” one, right? Young women are often taught that having sex with more than one man is like giving the others the first man’s leftovers. Therefore, women who at least put on the “virgin act” are more desirable because men prefer to be with a clean woman. This causes a strange backlash of hypersexualization. Virgins are desirable, and they play it up even more with porn like “Barely Legal” or “Girls Gone Wild”, so young women think it’s necessary to play into this sexy virgin

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