Persuasive Speech

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“Introducing sex education in middle school is very important as many cases of teenage pregnancy have been reported in the past few years”

Final Persuasive Speech

April 21, 2013

I am writing to persuade you of how it is important to talk to our young children in middle school about sex and teen pregnancy. Sex education is one of the most controversial issues in education. This has been hovering over educational institutions since ages. It is probably the most debated topic that will always have a divided opinion. Some people will always agree and some will always disagree. Try though everyone may, it is almost impossible to shrug off the responsibility of informing students about its importance. Problems like teen pregnancy and STDs rise due to unsafe sex, and one of the best ways to avoid it, is by educating the students about it. Statistics show that more than 50% of American teenagers lose their virginity by the age of 17. It also shows that sex education in schools is well accepted by only 7% of American parents. The other 93% still consider it a taboo to talk about sex to their children, and resort to making up the ever popular stories of birds and bees. But do they stop for a moment and think that it is not the presence of sex education in schools, but its absence that has made the rate of teen pregnancy go up to such a high level? Given below are some more arguments for sex education. Stress on Abstinence is one of the most schools that do provide sex education, have an 'abstinence is the best solution' approach to it. They stress on abstinence as the perfect way to be totally free from any problems whatsoever, related to sex and sexuality. Which actually makes a lot of sense. We all believe that prevention is better than cure, so why not just wait for the right age to engage in sexual activity. The two most important things that you need to be sexually active, namely the mind and the body, are not fully matured when kids are in school. It puts...
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