Sex Education and the American Teenager

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  1. pAntiChrist
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    Most schools only promote an abstinence based curriculum when it comes to sex education. It is hard to understand the hesitance of teaching a real class that educates the hidden dangers of sex to these kids. Many people still fight against an actual class that teaches our children about safe sex, contraceptives and how to properly use them. I assume it is felt we are arming our children with the necessary weapons to throw all out orgies, spreading around un-godly evilness.

    With the popularity of shows such as "Teen Mom" it has become more evident our youth knows little to nothing about proper precautions to avoid unwanted pregnancy and disease. In my city alone there are 90, yes 90, girls in one high school that are pregnant. I am not giving the green light to these children to participate in dirty deeds done dirt cheap, but instead protecting them and arming them with the necessary tools to make educated decisions.

    Why do you think this day in age with teen pregnancy and the infant mortality rate as high as it is in our civilized, advanced society we are still reluctant to teach real sex ed? Abstinence is best, of course, but lets face it. It is outdated and clearly not working.


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    Education is the first step in population control, perhaps. But, abstinence does not make a child not have sex. It just makes them think the adults preaching that to them are hypocrites.

    Personally, a "how to" wouldn't be a bad idea, because most of the men just plain suck in bed. :)
     
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    I'd like to know the source for your claim that "most" schools promote an abstinence-only education. I suspect that, if anything, schools are more open about this topic than they used to be. For example, it's not at all uncommon for students at many schools to have condoms available on request.
     
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    http://ari.ucsf.edu/science/reports/abstinence.pdf

    Here are some more links:


    Facts on American Teens? Sources of Information About Sex

    http://www.kff.org/newsmedia/upload/Sex-Education-in-America-Summary.pdf
     
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    IMO, Every school needs birth control in candy-like dispensers. Each student comes in everyday and takes some sort of birth control pill or condom. Probably both.
     
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    Agreed. Just hand the girls a pill at the door. Next!
     
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    You mean that 1/4 mill that the Palin girl got paid to stop teen preganacy did not fix the problem?
     
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    Sex should be taught in the back seat of a 57 Chevy - the same way I learned about it.
     
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    The availability of this isn't the problem, teenagers can easily get the pill and condoms these days, they just don't use them.
     
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    Ultimately it has to come down to individual responsibility. (Which is why education is so important. You can't be responsible without being informed.)

    To the main point, however, if a man and a woman of any age are both fertile but aren't prepared to deal with 9 months of pregnancy - they shouldn't fuck. Why that concept is so tough for so many people is a mystery to me.
     

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