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Teens Need Sex Education

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Teens need sex education


Submitted:May 14, 2013    Reads: 237    Comments: 2    Likes: 0   


Teens Need Sex Education

Most America teenagers are sexually active and think nothing could ever happen to them but, many of them are misinformed about the risks that are involved in sex. Teens also don't always know the best ways to protect themselves and their partners from becoming pregnant or getting STD's. The more educated someone is the more likely they are to make responsible and informed choice for their behaviors. Sex education given by teachers at school is the most relabel way to give kids the right information about sex. In schools sex education information is give by professional and has been.

Sex is not a topic that kids are discussing at home with their parents. Many parents aren't comfortable discussing sex, and prefer to hope that their children are figuring it out from other sources such as television, movies, their friends and school. This is a dangerous hit and miss method that leaves kids in the dark, and causes them to make in some cases horrific mistakes. The sex talk is never easy. It's not comfortable for anyone involved in it. Parents are afraid of it and children are frightened by it which is probably why the talk so often comes after the fact the teen is pregnant. In the latest study on parent-child talks about sex and sexuality, researchers found that more than 40% of adolescents had intercourse before talking to their parents about safe sex, birth control or sexually transmitted diseases.

Sex education is more than just keeping kids from having kids before they are ready or getting std's, it is also about making sure they understand the emotional and psychological pitfalls of sex, and how these can affect them. Teens emotional are not happy after sex. They feel awful about getting into sexual temptation and start to show signs of depression. Teens girls who have had sex are three times more likely to comment suicide than virgins, and the boys are eight times more likely to take their lives.the physiological effects of the sexual act on the brain. Research has proven that during sex, the brain releases chemicals that create an emotional bond with the sexual partner. When that bond is broken, not only does the brain respond with depression, it also loses its ability to bond as strongly with future sexual partners.

There is also a big possibility for them to become pregnant and that is why sex education should be taught to avoid these things from happening. In sex education, students are also taught of abstinence. They are taught that they should only have sexual intercourse after they get married.

This is what I think and believe should happen in schools today because so many teens are becoming pregnant. It just takes one mistake to ruin a teenagers life. If teachers don't start informing them then mistakes are going to continue to happen. Do the right thing and teach teenagers safe sex and to practice abstinence





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