Sex Ed Classes in High Schools : Promoting The Wrong Messages To Teens?
Sex Education, also known as sex-ed, is a class mandatory in most public high schools. The class is definitely beneficial as far as us students being educated about our bodies, sexual intercourse, and our reproductive systems. However, sad to say -I believe the overall message this class attempts to promote is unrealistic.
What does sex education teach?
human sexual anatomy
Sounds like good stuff, huh?
Indeed! Do not get me wrong, these are important concepts we NEED to be educated on.
However, sex education promotes abstinence* as it's overall message?
*Not Having Sex*
Abstinence is a great moral to live by while you're young.
But - Sad to say, teens are having sex!
We've been hearing the "Don't have sex speech" all throughout our lives.
In my opinion, the classes' overall message should promote the use of contraceptives, and protecting ourselves. I feel as if this route could be the start in preventing many teen pregnancies.
This route can help teens be more informed on how to protect themselves in general.
If not currently. than for their future!
I would love to hear some feedback on how others feel about the issue, for I've had many people strongly agree with me, and strongly disagree!
It would be nice to hear from some other teens, and some parents as well.
Everyone's feedback is appreciated!
Thanks so much :)