Enforced ignorance of documented information about sex, or any other topic, does not prevent misinformation from being communicated. Looking for specific examples? Throwing the powerful influence of sex into this mixture is a recipe for disaster, and can cause serious psychological harm to the immature minds of adolescents.
Michael White The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints La Crescenta Whatever we may want to believe about sexual activity and pregnancy among teens, I am convinced that the research in this area is very clear. I was shocked, and told my father how shocked I was.
Contraception can be taught with marriage in mind, and with a dim view outside that context. Roberta Medford Atheist Montrose Abstinence is the only means of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, no doubt.
Mandating Education and Topics Unfortunately, it would not be enough to require that all information in sexuality education curricula be medically accurate because that would allow programs simply to remove all references to condoms and other necessary topics, thus conforming with the letter, if not spirit, of the law.
In other words, the 14 percent includes condom users who put a condom on in the middle of intercourse, put a condom on inside out, open the wrapper with their teeth and rip the condom, or simply use a condom every other time they have sex, or less. Furthermore, studies show that abstinence-only education fails to actually increase the rates of abstinence among its students; they are also ineffective at delaying sexual activity.
An earlier report issued by the Guttmacher Institute in September compiled teen pregnancy statistics state by state. This means that it includes all people who use condoms, even if they do not use them consistently or correctly. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
Post navigation Previous Post Discrimination in the Workplace. Therefore, students have access to many perspectives, and they can choose the path that suits them. Declining rates of teen pregnancy can be attributed, in part, to increased contraception usage.
User assumes all risk of use, damage, or injury. Though this means that while the battle to mandate comprehensive sexuality education for all school-aged youth must be fought on the local or, preferably, state level, there are still two main guidelines that should be instituted in any law or policy: first, that any sex education program that is implemented be medically accurate; second, that certain areas of instruction be required in those programs.
As compared to abstinence only education, comprehensive sex education tends to be endorsed more often among the curricula in the country.
The Healthy Youth Act requires districts to allow parents to review the curriculum and class materials. And there is no reliable evidence that providing young people with information about an activity such as sex makes it more likely that they will participate.
If you violate it, here are the consequences. Other researchers have started to look into the effectiveness of some consent programs, Willis added. We believe that ultimately this will lead to happier lives. Our lessons are slightly different between our two districts, but still as age inappropriate as Fremont Unified.