Comprehensive Sex Education is Necessary in High School
Nowadays, there are a lot of people who were infected by sexual transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy. According to 2010 WHO estimates, 448 million new cases of curable sexual transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis occur annually throughout the world in adults aged 15-49 years. WHO also stated that sexual transmitted are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact that lack of sex education. So, it is important for sex education to begin at early age. Although some parents oppose comprehensive sex education in high school, there is some evidence that sex education could offer many positive results. Comprehensive sex education should be provided for all high school students in every grade for three main reasons.
First, comprehensive sex education classes give early exposure to students on how sexual relationship works (Kekla Mangoon, 2009, p. 7). Sexual knowledge can come from many different sources, some formal and some informal. Sources of sexual information often include parents, teachers, friends, and media and it can be risky. When formal sex education takes place at schools, it intended to provide students with a core set of faces about sexuality. It provides students accurate information about sex and how it works in their early ages. Students will understand well about reproduction and reproductive health. They will learn understand more about their body structure and sexual organs from comprehensive sex education classes systematically.
Secondly, comprehensive sex education classes help students aware and protect the risks of having unprotected sex before marriage. Students will learn the way to avoid sexual transmitted diseases such as herpes, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV/AIDS (Kathy French, 2009, p. 59). They will also learn about the contraception and birth control. Comprehensive sex education will also...