Students and Sex Essay

1437 Words Feb 21st, 2015 6 Pages
Students and Sex
As time passes, it seems as if the teenage pregnancy rate gets higher and higher, instead of decreasing. Some people inculpate it on how parents edified their teens when they were children. Others claim that the pregnancy rate is on the up because of the sex education curriculum that schools teach today. These parents feel that schools are sending the wrong message to their children. They feel that schools are teaching students that it is okay to have sex as long as it is protected sex. Some of the parents who are opposed to the current curriculum say that if there was a new curriculum that was based on the concept of abstinence and the cost of being pregnant, the teenage pregnancy rate would not be so high. With the
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Teenagers may be old enough to make their own decisions, but they still look up to the adults in their lives. Many adults did not wait to have sex. As role models, adults should be able to talk comfortably with students about sex. This may help decrease the pregnancy rate because then, the adults are able to explain their own mistakes. It may also help the teenagers understand why it is so important to wait. Sexually Transmitted Diseases are also growing exponentially. This is because there is no end to the diseases; they transfer from person to person. These diseases can lead to infections inside of the body, or even death. Even though the sex education curriculum needs to be more about abstinence, it is still good that it teaches students about safe sex, because it enforces the idea of having protection while having sex. There will never be a stop to Sexually Transmitted Diseases, but by teaching students how to use condoms correctly, it may reduce the growing rate of STDs. During the year of 2003, in the high schools of Massachusetts, students took a survey about condom availability. It concluded that “Several evaluations have shown that adolescents in schools with and without programs are equally likely to become sexual active, and in 2 of 3 studies, sexually active youths were more likely to report having used condoms during their most

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