Sex Eduation

Topics: Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted disease, Birth control Pages: 3 (804 words) Published: April 19, 2014
Gwendolyn Wilson
ENG 100.004
April 18, 2011
Sex Education Should Be In Schools
I think that sex education should be in school because lots of students in the eighth through twelth grade are having babies. Some students don’t understand what kind of damage they are putting their life in. If sex education is put in the school students can learn about birth control, different kind of STD’s and how having a baby at an early age can mess up their lives. What is birth control? Birth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. Another word for birth control is contraception. If you have sex without birth control, there is a chance that you could get pregnant. Each year, about 85 out of 100 women who don't use birth control have an unplanned pregnancy. The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is to not have sex. Finding a good method of birth control you can use every time can help you avoid an unplanned pregnancy. Hormonal methods include birth control pills, shots (Depo-Provera), the skinpatch, the implant , and the vaginal ring. The Mirena IUD, with levonorgestrel, is also considered a hormonal method of birth control. Birth control that uses hormones is very good at preventing pregnancy. Intrauterine devices (IUDs)  are inserted into a woman uterus. IUDs work very well for 5 to 10 years at a time and are very safe. And the Mirena IUD contains a hormone that can help with heavy periods and cramping. Barrier methods  include condoms, diaphragms, and sponges. In general, these do not prevent pregnancy as well as IUDs or hormonal methods do. Barrier methods must be used every time you have sex. Natural family planning also called fertility awareness can work if you and your partner are very careful. You will need to keep good records so you know when you are fertile. And during times when you are fertile, you will need to skip sex or use a barrier method. Permanent birth control sterilization gives you lasting protection against pregnancy. A man can have...
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