Teaching Abstinence-Only Vs. Comprehensive Sex Education In Public Schools

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Sex is going to happen among public school students no matter what. According to “Teen Sexuality and Pregnancy,” 62 percent of high school seniors in the United States have had sex. The argument over whether to teach Abstinence-only or Comprehensive Sex education is ongoing and yet unnecessary. There is absolutely no possible way to insure that every single public school student refrains from having sex until marriage. Asking students to commit to remaining abstinent-only until marriage is unrealistic. It also adds additional pressure in an already stressful environment. Comprehensive Sex Education allows students to make educated decisions. Comprehensive Sex Education covers more information than its outdated rival; Abstinence-only Sex Education. Should public schools teach Abstinent-only? Comprehensive Sex Education should be the only sex education program taught in the public school system because; Comprehensive Sex Education is more informative, removing Abstinence-only programs from public schools will save money in government funding, and teaching Abstinence-only goes against the First Amendment. Comprehensive Sex Education is a …show more content…
The programs main focus is to refrain from having sexual intercourse until marriage. This goes against students’ First Amendment Right, which separates church and state. "Abstinence-Only Education Violates Students ' Rights," addressed a valid point as well, it says, “gay and lesbian students, who have no right to future marriage possibilities, are given no options under abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.” It is as if they do not exist. By teaching Comprehensive Sex Education only in public schools, each student is shown the same fairness and all students are not held to such high, rarely obtainable standards; such as not having sex until you are

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