Sex Education Should Be Taught in Schools

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Sex education is what makes young children and young adults aware of the sexual dangers that lives in the real world. Statistics show, “...one-quarter of 15 year old females and less than 30% of 15 year old males have had sex, compared with 66% of 18 year old females, and 68% of 18 year old males who have had sexual intercourse,” representing the sexual activities already present in young teens' lives (par4, Statistical Portrait). With sexual education present in public schools, young students are able to benefit from educational sexual information and to learn about safe sex and then the prevention of pregnancies.

Sex education that is present in public schools help, to educate students about the problems and responsibilities that may come along with the practice of sex. Young people are unaware when they are put in the risky situation where they may not think before they act. With sex education, teachers are able to prevent pregnancies by teaching students about birth control which will prevent pregnancies. Along with assisting students to become responsible young adults, educating them about reproductive organs, and the functions of the human body. Sex education already present in public schools has been very beneficial. According to Wilma Mankiller, “Sex education ideally would encompass sexual knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors...In addition, moral and ethical concerns, group and cultural diversity, and social change,” which represents all the factors that will be addressed to young minds in schools (par 1, Mankiller). Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that, “Sex education also increased the likelihood that teen boys would use contraceptives the first time they had sex,” showing that sex education has had an positive impact on young men by helping them realize the importance of contraceptives and therefore already helping the prevention of pregnancy before students become sexually active...
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