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Sex Education For Teens

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Why Sex Education Is Required For Teenagers?

There is a burgeoning need, in recent times, to impart sex education to our teenagers. During adolescence, not only do the hormones work overtime, but there are physical changes too that are taking place in the body structure; particularly so in the sex organs, making the teenager curious to explore these changes. Added to all this, there is often an impulsiveness to indulge in what is forbidden combined with the absence of adequate wisdom to control these impulses. The 'sexual arena' is in constant focus among the teens; in the absence of proper guidance, this can result in more harm than good.

Let us try to analyze the reasons that point towards sex education for the teens-

Adequate guidance would always help prevent teenage pregnancies.

It stresses on the role of abstinence and contraceptive methods, including the use of condoms.

Besides teenage pregnancies being a health hazard, adolescents are mentally unprepared to handle pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.

With sex education, teenagers will be better equipped to understand the repercussions of teenage pregnancy on their health as well as that of the fetus. They will recognize the importance of pre- delivery care and the consequences of hiding a pregnancy.

Sex education will help teenagers appreciate the negative impact of teenage pregnancy on their education, and consequently on their future, so that they would take necessary steps to avoid it.

Sex Education For Teens

Sex education would go a long way in helping to control AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, non-gonoccocal urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and syphilis, to name a few.

Sex education to the teens is the responsibility of every parent and teacher. It is better for them to get the right information from their peers rather than getting misinformation from other sources like friends, magazines or websites.

Enlightening a teenager is the best preventive policy to tackle the growing health problems in this age group. They need to understand very early that “it is better to be safe than sorry.”

When we look at all these facts together with the severe social stigma been attached to unwed teen pregnancies in India and else where, it is not difficult to understand why sex education programs for teenagers are so much required.

In the year 2002 the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had asked the schools to incorporate the subject of sex education in schools across the country, but in reality there are more schools that are hesitant about educating their students about sex than the schools, which had gone ahead with the inclusion of the topic. Sex education as a subject is yet to be accepted as a normal part of the school curriculum, and the problem is not only in India alone.

The main debate for the subject had centers around the question about the benefits of teaching children about contraception. And yet research had shown that comprehensive sex education programs, which teach the children about the benefits of both abstinence and contraception, had been quite effective in making the young adults take better decisions about sex that had affected their health the least.

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My advice is just don`t have sex until your 16
chelsea23456 Wednesday, June 05, 2013
good article.nice
sheerinjahan Sunday, March 17, 2013
If you are laying on top of a girl and you have no clothes on. Can the pre come get a girl pregnant. Even if you have no penatration.
CarriesNewbold Thursday, April 12, 2012
we should teach them what we all do as human.dont shy to say we do sex because human race depends on it
priyankarawat Thursday, January 26, 2012
We ARE teenagers and we have hormones that can't really be controlled, I think that sex is healthy, but we have to be educated at a young age. I'm 19 and I was educated about sex in fifth grade! I was just 10 years old! Nowadays, parents try to avoid that awkward conversation instead of facing it and teaching their children.
Angie_1 Wednesday, November 16, 2011
my wife blood groupA and my blood groupA any problem in furture or an effect come out my child?
Jiarul Friday, October 07, 2011
Whether you leave teens alone, or you are constantly watching them, they will have urges and curiosities about sex. Sex is a very natural thing and it's completely normal for teens to experience urges and feel curious about sex. I support comprehensive sex education in public schools 100%. It's EDUCATION NOT PERMISSION to have sex. Comprehensive sex education allows teens to be educated on the proper forms of contraceptives if they do choose to partake in sexual activities. No one can stop a teen from participating in sex. But we CAN help educate them so if they choose to do so, they can do it in an educated manner, and take all precautions so that they don't become pregnant or contract an STD. If you believe that abstinence is the only way to reach our kids these days, you're highly naive and need to realize that, that form of "education" is completely unrealistic.
readabook_34 Thursday, September 15, 2011
It is better to be educated anyways. Teen are surely not going to try what they have recently discovered in school because then they are well educated about the consequences. They will be avoiding a lot of confusions about their developing sexuality and concentrate on the real part that is their education and career.
DocRD Thursday, June 16, 2011
We should care more about sexual health.CDC reports that 1 in 4 teen girls got stds and members on largest STD support STDdating,com has reached 600,000 . You can try it out if you're living with herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis. No rejection or discrimination.
caringstd66 Friday, April 22, 2011
my freind is to shy to go on this web site so i am going to ask for him his name is jwk and his question is :
my gay sexuality is going to far for some people and they are telling me and my boyfriend to take our buissness some were else, what can i do or say back to the people that are saying this? should i convert and be straight so people wont compent on my sexuality?

bobby123454321 Tuesday, September 14, 2010
eh man do what ever you want forget what people say
majosi-123 Sunday, September 19, 2010
ignore what other people have to say as long as you and your boyfriend are happy then thats all that matters. one day people will expcept that fact but for now just try and get through it with eachother and stick by eahcother and things will get alot better in time i can garantee it [:
mikeylovesshona Friday, January 28, 2011
convert and be straight. That is the only way so people wont compent on ur sexuality. Plus, guys like girls, girls like guys. Thats the way it was in the very beginning in human life, and thats they way it should be. Just saying. By the way, some people will not except people who are gay. Well they won't except the fact the they are but they will except who they are.
hotpinkchic Wednesday, August 15, 2012
leave him alone if he wants to be gay let him its his choice
matthew2390 Saturday, October 20, 2012
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