Should Sexual Education be Taught at South Newton
In the United States more than 750,000 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 get pregnant every year (11 Facts About Pregnancy). Eighty percent of those are unintended pregnancies. Too many teens believe it’s okay to have sex. These may have been prevented if teens knew more about the consequences of having sex earlier. I believe that South Newton should be able to teach teens about having sex and staying abstinent.
Over the years, more and more teens are becoming pregnant at a younger and younger age. One of the ways to stop this is to allow South Newton and other public schools to teach Sexual Education. If you allow them to teach the students that abstinence is key in the Sexual Education class, then the students are more aware of what the real obstacles are when you are sexually active. When teens are more aware of the dangers that sex could bring them, it could possibly allow pregnancy rates to drop. With teens getting pregnant at such a young age, it’s making the completion of high school a struggle for teen moms and teen parents. Graduation rates are dropping as more time goes on due to teen pregnancy.
When the rate of graduation is dropping due to teen pregnancy, I believe that’s when our school and other schools should be able to make an adjustment to the curriculum when it comes to sexual education. If teen parents are not graduating, they’re not allowing themselves to achieve a high school diploma during high school. In our nation if people don’t have at least a high school diploma, there any not many job opportunities. When having a child, he or she must be able to take care of him or her. If these teen parents were taught about sex and the challenges it may face you with; then most teen parents may not be in the situation they are.
One thing that could be taught in the schools is the impact that Virginity Pacts have on teens that have taken them. Virginity Pacts are made for the...