Essay on Should Sex Education Be Taught?

1089 Words Dec 8th, 2015 null Page
The way of going about sex education in schools has been widely debated. Some believe that sex should be taught in a more conservative way to keep students safe, while others believe that students should be equipped with enough knowledge to make their own choices. Although there have been many debates, abstinence based sex education has been more widely funded by the federal government as the focus of only sex education in schools. Those that believe in keeping abstinence only sex education in schools believe that it is the best way of teaching students about sex; although, this does not teach students that they need to protect themselves when they decide to have sex.
Teaching teenagers abstinence based sex education lowers the number of teen pregnancies and STDs. If this method is taught efficiently students will wait to have sex and be protected from pregnancy and STDs. According the article “Abstinence Works”, Huber states, "In Georgia, for example, teen pregnancy rates have been cut in half, dropping for 11 straight years since the state mandated abstinence education" (Huber). By focusing on abstinence based learning in school, teens are more likely to prolong their decision to have sex, resulting in lower numbers of teen pregnancy. Simply teaching students to refrain from premarital sex benefits them by not having to drop out of high school to take care of the child. By lowering the number of teen pregnancies and the spread of STDs, learning an abstinence based sex…

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