Sex Education in Schools
December 13, 2014
Charles V. Godwin
English Composition 1
Professor Jessica Bocho
Sex Education in Schools
Should sex be taught in schools? The debate on this topic will never end. There have been many debates on this issue from a personal level to the political level. Conservatives believe that abstinence should be the only policy taught in schools, while liberals feel that statistics showing increasingly risky behavior amongst teens indicates a need for sex education in the school system. While parents and the school system debate about the correct way to inform teenager and students about sex education, around 68% of high schoolers are engaging in sexual experience according to a survey did by NBC News. The survey when on to state that every year, the average age of first intercourse become younger and younger. NBC News (htt:/www.nbcnews.com/). And no one cannot deny that children today, from a very young age see sexual imagery and bombarded with them from nearly every fact and angle of life. Sex is everywhere in our society. In the public offices, on the national tabloids, local newspapers, and popular teenager magazines, and listen to it in music. “Adolescents face a barrage of inaccurate, unrealistic media messages on sexuality, particularly, about body image, sexual performance, and making sexual approaches” (Kevan, 488). Yet parents still protest the idea of sex being taught to their children at school. Some states teach sex education in there school systems that inform students with the curriculum Of STD’s, HIV/Aids and other sexual transmitted diseases. And some states teach a HIV/Aids only. Also, some states teach that sex education must be medically, factually or technically accurate. htt:/www.statepoliciesonsexeducation.gov
The states that teach sex education understand that by their children being taught sexual education they is receiving knowledge on the subject from a trained professional in the field of sexual...
References: Kevan,W. (2006) Sex Education In Schools Is Insufficient to Support Adolescents In The 21St Century. “Sexual & Relationship Therapy 21.4 485-490. Web 5 Nov.2011
Anderson, M. (2006) Sex Education and Rape. Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 17.1: 83-110. Web. 5 Nov. 2011
HR 3590, Amendment # 27 Legislature on March 23, 2010 
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