Sex Education And Sexual Education Essay

1188 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Sex, making love, doing it, the dirty. All of these broad words and phrases carry different meanings and character. The elephant in the room just grows bigger and bigger with the avoided time ticking away. Sex education, most commonly referred to as “Sex – Ed” by many, has been a controversial issue over generations. AIDS, STDs, how to prevent teen pregnancy, and many more issues are covered in these beneficial classes offered by a small minority of schools over the United States. Sex education needs to be implemented more so into the grades of 6th to 12th, to raise awareness of various points discussed and provide enlightenment to underprivileged children unaware of sexual education in the world today.
Sex education classes have proved to be extremely challenging to implement into public schools as well as state funding and teaching staff, consent of parents and regulations. The topic is debated by a strong uproar over religious beliefs and teaching. Birth control, puberty, and the explanation of how sex has evolved are a few topics also worth discussed in sex education. For instance, in the Catholic religion, birth control is heavily frowned upon. As believed, “Natural Law” is interrupted and disturbed by the act of sex without the sole purpose of procreation ("Tracts." Birth Control. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.). Sexual pleasure is believed to be a gift of God bestowed upon the people as they create the gift of life ("Tracts." Birth Control.). Condoms, birth control…

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