I. Comprehensive Sexual Education vs. Abstinence Only Sexual Education
a) With the growing rates of sexual transmitted disease and teenage pregnancy within the United States. Sexual education is necessary within school systems.
b) 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate that public schools teach sex education; many states, including several that do not mandate sex education, place requirements on how abstinence and contraception are treated when taught.
c) 35 states and the District of Columbia require the provision of STD/HIV education; many place requirements on how abstinence and contraception are treated.
d) 38 states and the District of Columbia require school districts to permit parental involvement in sexuality and STD/HIV education.
II. Comprehensive Sexual Education Program
a) A comprehensive Sexual Education program that teaches students all aspects of sexuality and choices to prepare students more in making personal decisions.
b) To provide students with an opportunity to explore their sexual attitudes, values and insights.
c) To improve their relationship and interpersonal skills.
d) To aid students in exercising their responsibility in sexual relationships.
e) Opens a forum for students to discuss with their parents
III. Abstinence Only Sexual Education
a) Family values or moral issues conflicting with Sexual Education program
b) Religious values may conflict with the program
c) Maturity level may not be appropriate
d) In adequate financial support to provide appropriate Comprehensive Sexual Education Program.
e) Sexual Education programs as advocating promiscuity
a) What really works to save the lives of youth today
b) Which program gives a more unbiased view to properly educate the students
c) Which out of the two programs stresses personal choice while being sensitive to religious and moral views
d) Both sides have reasonable and logical side
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