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Is Sex Education Effective?

Educating the teenager about sex-education makes it more likely that the teenager would use a condom if they indulge in sexual intercourse


Research has shown that comprehensive sex education benefits young adults substantially. These programs assist teenagers deal with peer pressure and teaches them the art of communication and negotiation.. It assists them with imbibing assertive skills, crucial in their dealings with peers.

The US government, since 1996, had started a series of sexual health programs that teach ‘abstinence only’. The basic principle of these programs advice individuals to maintain a single partner sexual relationship within the framework of marriage as a standard form of behavior. The counselors for these programs stress that sexual relationship with more than one partner can cause several adverse psychological and physical effects. These programs had quite a few times censored the information related to contraception to exaggerate the success/failure rates.

The programme was endorsed by agencies like the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and National Institutes of Health. Ion fact they have published research reports that support the effectiveness of sex education programs conducted in the US and other parts of the world. However, there is no definite proof available on the effectiveness of programs that support the ‘abstinence-only-till-marriage’ principle.

One of the fears that some of the parents and teachers express about sex-education is that this kind of information to a young mind may liberate them and allow them to indulge in sexual intercourse more frequently. This fear has been dispelled by undertaking a meta-analysis of 25 different research publication that show that sex education to the teenagers do not make them more promiscuous and it does not encourage them to indulge in sexual intercourse more frequently. On the contrary, these programs had delayed the initiation of the participants to sexual intercourse, and in at least three of the programs related to HIV and sex education, demonstrated a decrease in the frequency of sexual intercourse.

The research also showed that in 12 of the comprehensive sex education programs under review, sexually active participants had demonstrated increase in the use of condoms.

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I would like to add that parents not only Can Be sexuality educators, but they Should Be them. Who knows better your child than you? At least it should be in such a way. You see how you son or daughter is growing and changing and only you can see the moment when it is necessary to start. There are lots of parents who think that it is better to concentrate on other subjects and tests.
TonyFor Thursday, November 27, 2014
My advice is just don`t have sex until your 16
chelsea23456 Wednesday, June 5, 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 7, 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
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