Sex Education is one of the issues relating to human sexuality, including human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, intercourse, reproductive, emotional relations, reproductive rights and responsibilities, abstinence, birth control, and other aspects of human sexual behaviour. Thus, it may also be described as "sexuality education", which means that it includes education about all aspects of sexuality, including information about family planning, reproduction , plus information about all aspects of one's sexuality including: body image, sexual orientation, sexual pleasure, values, decisionmaking, communication, dating, relationships, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them, and birth control methods.
However, there are pros and cons that must be considered by parents when dealing with sexual education classes that one would not have to consider with a less controversial topic such as math or reading. In general, a parent needs to be aware of his or her own family or religious beliefs and values and know their child's intellect and maturity levels.
II. Advantages of Sex Education
There is a burgeoning need, in recent times, to impart sex education to our teenagers. During adolescence, not only do the hormones work overtime, but there are physical changes too that are taking place in the body structure; particularly so in the sex organs, making the teenager curious to explore these changes. Added to all this, there is often an impulsiveness to indulge in what is forbidden combined with the absence of adequate wisdom to control these impulses. The 'sexual arena' is in constant focus among the teens; in the absence of proper guidance, this can result in more harm than good.
Stop negative outcomes. One of the benefits of sex education is that it gives kids the tools that they need to prevent life altering negative outcomes such as unwanted pregnancy, STD’s and STI’s.
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