Should Sex Education Be Increased in Schools?
Melissa and Steven were deeply in love with each other (or so they thought). Both sixteen, in high school they decided to take their relationship to the next step. Melissa and Steven had no sex education in school, so everything they did that night was under no protection. Two weeks later Melissa noticed that her period was late, “It can’t be,” she cried, “it was our first time.” Another week went by and Melissa told Steven, they decided to take a pregnancy test. It ended up that Melissa was pregnant. Since she felt like she couldn’t have an abortion, Melissa decided along with Steven that they were going to have the baby. The teens couldn’t stop thinking about how this would affect their lives, if it would mess with their schooling, college, or careers. They both imagined if it would be different if the teens had learned about sex education in school, and that is the question. Should sex education be increased in schools in an attempt to curb problems such as teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse and sexually transmitted disease?
Many parents and board members think the sex education in school is too much information for students, what they are wrong about is that teaching this could help lower the rate of teen pregnancies along with the rate of sexually transmitted diseases, or in other words STDs.
The National Coalition Against Censorship, which is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be
defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them, states that:
Sexual content has long been a target for censors in the United States. It’s controversial
nature is highlighted in the debate over sexuality education in public schools. Opponents
argue not only...