By our, you mean the one in the US? This type of question generally confuses me, because I dont know if the asker is referring to country of citizenship or the world.
Spiker's ideas don't have to be abstinence only. A comprehensive approach to sex-ed has been proven over and over to delay sexual activity and reduce teen pregnancy and disease rates. A stronger idea of the possible consequences of sex would help that. But yes, you still have to teach them to use condoms if you want the best possible results. The religious abstinence-only types tend to say that such things encourage sexual activity, but the reality is that it has the opposite effect.^^^ What if you didn't have work within the framework of abstinence only sex ed?
I agree with you 100%, but there are those who think that you have to condemn sex and make sure to tell everyone that choosing to be gay will kill you.Hmm - per the "abstinence only" view - I don't think the schools should advocate one thing or another. I think they should present facts and provide answers. I think they should avoid counseling and suggesting "use a condom, don't have sex at all" and so forth. They should give the facts, explain life, give the different types of BC - leave the morality issues up to the parents to address.
I guess it's drastically different across the country, but I think the sex-ed I received in Pennsylvania was close to perfect. The class lasted 1/4 of the school year and covered all kinds of information about STDs, birth control, parenting costs, consequences of pregnancy, biology of sex and reproduction, etc. It was extremely informative, though we didn't have the class until freshman year of high school (we had minimal education about biological reproduction starting in 6th grade, but it wasn't in-depth enough and didn't address issues like pregnancy, birth control, protected sex, etc.) Also, they certainly included the fact that abstinence is the only way to absolutely guarantee no unwanted pregnancy or STDs, but in reality society doesn't really support that ideal.
The idea sounds smart. But no birth control is 100% safe or effective.I would like to see students be able to go in and get free, safe birthcontrol with no questions asked.
I almost agree, except that not all teens know if they may have or have a genetic chance of having a certain disease/disorder that could be bad to take birth control with, while their parents might. No questions asked when it comes to hormone based contraceptives isn't always a good thing.I would like to see students be able to go in and get free, safe birthcontrol with no questions asked.