Persuasive Essay

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Amber Draper
October 21, 2012
EN 111
Prof. Cain
Persuasive Essay
while in high school classes all day, teachers talk about the same math, science, and numerous other subjects, but they always seem to either through sex education or not talk about it at all. Sex education should be taken a step further in high school today. Many teenagers are no aware nor are they educated about sex. Sex education should be a part of more high school curriculum. While in high school sex education is not really a big topic, many teens are affected negatively by the lack of knowledge. According to Roland Martin of CNN, “Whether its safe sex practice or even abstinence, all of these issues must be dealt with in an educational setting, because when you look at the pregnancy rate, sexual transmitted diseases, including HIV/ AIDS, it only makes sense to have as much education as possible.” This quote explains that with the high rates or pregnancy, STD's including HIV/ AIDS there should not be a reason why teenagers in high school are not educated about this topic in a proper environment and well aware of what can happen if you do not take good precaution with sex. Sex education in high school in needed because as teenagers we become more exposed to sex through thing such as music videos. If high school students are going to take it to the next level as teenagers, should know things like ; how to use a condom and how to use different types of contraception such as birth control. Preventing sexually transmitted diseases is also another reason why there can be serious consequences if not protected but knowing there is ways to prevent these consequences as well. Pregnancy is also another reason why high school teenage students should be more educated about sex, they should be educated about abortion or if high school teenage girls do get pregnant how having a baby could affect there life. Sex education was hardly spoken about in high school. Many girls were pregnant in high school...
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