What do you think about sex ed?

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    I am curious for your honest feedback.

    Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens - ABC News

    Is this partly attributable to abstinence only education? What might be leading to worse trends (STDs and etc) among teens?
     
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    I thought this was going to be a really fun thread... Then I saw that last word, "ed". Darn it. Well, seeing as how you asked. I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to sex ed. Both of my kids are grown and left the nest long ago and are parents on their own. I would not have wanted some school teacher giving them the low down on sex. Sex ed, if the parents are responsible like they should be, is something that should be taught in the home. I think it should be a private matter so the morals and ethics that go along with sex could be taught by the parents along their own religious guidelines (if that would apply) or according to the values the parents want the kids to learn. This is just my opinion, but the school system has no business teaching kids this stuff.
     
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    Generally speaking, I approve of it.

    Thanks for asking.

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    If STDs and pregnancies continue to rise, then does that mean that the schools should step in more? Is there a point at which a person changes their mind and says "this isn't working, our kids are getting sick because too many parents aren't teaching them how to protect against STDs."?

    Sorry the thread isn't more fun. :)
     
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    LOL I knew you would make it fun. ;)
     
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    There is nothing wrong with teaching abstinence as long as other forms of birth control are taught.
     
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    Back when I was in school, the very basics were taught, and that's it. There was no "If you're going to do this, then you should do that." It was more "This is what happens when two people do this."

    The very basics should be taught in school. All the "extras" should be taught at home by parents, and they should start teaching around the same time, IMO.
     
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    I think its important informatuon but I don't think too many kids are ignorant about what causes pregnancy. I think the statistics have less to do with the actual curriculum but more to do with more liberal attitudes toward sex in general. Are teenagers going to listen to their parents and their teachers during the heat of the moment? Of course not.And there is no shame anymore when it comes to teen pregnancy. Unwed motherhood in my district is celebrated like someone getting into Harvard. What an accomplishment!

    I do like the fake screaming babies though. I'd like to see some stats on the effectiveness of those programs.
     
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    It is nothing more and nothing less than indoctrination
     
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    How is teaching kids how the reproductive system works an indoctrination? And into what, exactly?
     

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