The Birth Of Sexual Education Essay

816 Words Jun 20th, 2016 4 Pages
During 1892, the birth of sexual education began when the National Education Association promoted sexuality education as a necessary part of a national education curriculum. After a few years, schools around the country began teaching sexual education in the classroom. However, it was not until 1996, under the Clinton administration that the federal government started to fund a national program formally called Title V of the Social Security Act. As part of a provision of the Welform Reform Act, the federal government established a grant to the state for an abstinence-only-until-marriage programs (Title V). The Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs was intended to improve health and control diseases for future generations; however, it failed to accomplish anything. As a result of the Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage program, many students grew up without any informative sexual education, which impacted their sexual relationship, sexuality and gender identity. After passing the Welfare Reform Act, congress took about two years to gather the necessary fifty million dollars a year funding. Once the funding became available, there were eight very specific requirements that the states had to meet in order to be a recipient of the grant. For example, one of the requirements was “Teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children.” Once the state got the money, they distributed it to the schools and an a sexual education…

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