Sex Education is a MUST in Public Schools
B100-031 Ethics Paper – Summer I
Reproduction of the human species is known as “sex” and something everyone should be educated on. It is a subject that has been debated about for years and how early is too early to introduce to our youth? To allow this subject or not within our public schools is also still in question. With everything we know about sex and the often devastating results of it when experimented with at a young age, it’s becoming even more of an issue and more education is needed. With the new outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that sexually active persons are becoming younger, sex has now become a daily topic. “Up to 29 percent of sexually active adolescent girls have been found to be infected with chlamydia.” (Focus on the Family)
Sex scandals in the media, using sex in advertising, movies and tv shows are making these daily conversations apparent in high schools, middle schools, and in a lot of cases grade schools. Children are so easily influenced these days and that is why it is imperative that another side of this issue is presented on a regular basis, a side that demonstrates safe sex as well as no sex. Sex is a basic instinct in all-living beings; sex education in public schools should encourage abstinence because it is the only sure way to prevent pregnancy and disease, but not dismiss protective measures for those who become sexually active, because no matter how much you emphasize abstinence, there will always be those who choose to participate in sexual activity.
The physical consequences that could come about with sex are numerous. There are many Sexually Transmitted Diseases that one can get when they are sexually promiscuous. Statistics show that “3 million new cases of STD’s among teens are reported each year and a study of sexually active college women showed that 43 percent acquired HIV infection within a 3-year period.”(Focus on the Family)....