Should sex education be in public school?

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    i go to public school befojr and now i left there. m y dad he go to school many times becuase i have probleme. one probleme i have is sex educatiion class. m y family believe i n the public school but i n Québec, there are no public school becuase there are much influence from catholique church. the public school i n Québec have many probleme with sex eeucation programme.

    d o you go t o public school and are you happy with sex education class there? d o you think public school should teach sex education class? :eusa_angel:
     
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    Sex education should be taught in school.
     
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    The idea behind it was to cut down unwanted teen pregnancies, at least that was the cliam when it was started back in the 1970s.

    Of course, it never worked, so no, I see no reason to teach it.
     
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    Better to teach abstinence?
     
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    Sex is part of our lives, if for no other reason than biological function. Of course it should be taught in public schools.

    I'm not sure, but I get the idea you think it should not be taught. Why?
     
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    I think abstinence-only, and creation science should be taught.
     
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    my son just went through this in fifth grade......they had to do a wrtten report and sketches.....he came to and said.....dad if i have to draw a vagina one more time...............
     
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    As a single parent of 2 daughters, I found the public school's sex education program to be woefully inadequate.
    The scary thing is that since it is part of the school curriculum, most parents completely abdicate their responsibility to the school because they assume the school is doing a good job at it. While I don't oppose sex education in schools, I think parents need to be the ones doing the bulk of the educating in this particular instance.
     
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    That's ridiculous. There is no need to draw anything or write reports in sex ed.

    I think that sex ed should be incorporated into health class.

    Health class should be divided into Health I and Health II. Health I would be for Freshmen and Health II would be for juniors or seniors. Each class would be required and would be one semester long. The major focus on in the health class would be on nutrition and exercise.

    Sex ed would be one week long and would be taught by a doctor, PA, or NP. The focus on sex ed would be how to prevent STD transmission, and how to prevent pregnancy. Both abstinence and safe sex would be discussed. In addition to this, other sexual preferences would be touched on, but there would be no graphic discussion of heterosexual or homosexual sex. The Health I class would also talk about puberty and all the health issues regarding that (periods, acne, body changes, etc)

    The teacher of the class would be available after school if anyone were to have specific questions that were not covered in the class.

    Of course, the sex ed portion would be recommended, but not required if parents did not want their kids taught this in school. Those parents would have a course curriculum sent to them so they could have resources to teach their kids. Of course, they would have the final decision whether they would use it or chuck it.

    I think the goal of sex ed is to inform kids about possible dangers (specifically STD and pregnancy). It would not be used to encourage any type of sexual practices, nor would it illustrate how these sexual practices are done. I feel it is important to offer this information to high school kids.
     
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    Perhaps in health class.

    Do kids still even get health classes?
     

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