Sexual Education Should Be Taught Essay

1025 Words Oct 24th, 2015 null Page
In this era where information is at the tip of your finger tips and everything can be found on the World Wide Web, the subject of sexual education in the classroom and whom should be educating teens is a topic of discussion many parents and educators have opposing views on. Studies show that sexual education should be taught in public schools to give a sexually active generation the tools to protect themselves and their partners from sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and teenage pregnancy. Opponent believe teen sex education should be left up to the parents or teach an abstinence only program. Let’s face it teenagers are sexually active. However, they are not aware of the full spectrum of STDs and are fed many myths associated with sex – mainly from their peers or the internet. Long gone are the days of teenagers holding each other’s sweaty hands, or passing notes in class, or having their first kiss behind the gym hoping to one day meet the love of their life and get married and have their first sexual encounter. Today’s teens are in the digital age where all they need to know is on the internet and they don’t need to wait – instant gratification is the name of the game. They’re not waiting for marriage to learn what it’s all about now – they’re researching it, talking about it, and doing it. Moreover, they are doing it even before they get a proper education on it. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures on State Policies on Sex Education “A 2011…

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