Essay on Should Sexual Education Be A Public School?

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Should sexual education be taught in public schools? Should sexual education be abstinence only? These are two great questions that should be addressed, and that every parent should consider when placing their child in a public school. Sexual education has been one of the most controversial topics in education history. Sexual education should be taught in public schools and I do not believe that it should focus only on abstinence. Sexual education is the broad term to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Sexual education is not just that of sex but also the human body and its reaction to change. I think that sexual education will be good for public schools because it educates the younger generation about puberty, pregnancy, and men and women sexual behavior and its changes. Sexual education also opens the door for the younger generation to talk about sex with people that are just like them and a teacher that understands.
It has been proven that children begin to ask questions about changes in their body and sexual behavior when they reach the ages 10-12. When children reach this age they are easily misled by the television, peers, radio and videos. These types of influences can lead to many questions and concerns. Questions such as, why is my body experiencing a change? Are other kids my age thinking the same thing? Who should I talk too? What is the proper way to protect myself?…

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