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Sex Education In Schools1

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Sex Education In Schools1

  1. 1. Should sex education be taught in schools?
  2. 2. I think that sex education should be taught in schools because it’s very informational, and it prepares students for reality.
  3. 3. What is Sex Education? <ul><li>Sex education teaches many topics. </li></ul>http://www.londonstimes.us/toons/cartoons/edithsnow_sex_ed.gif
  4. 4. Two Kinds of Sex Ed. <ul><li>Comprehensive Sex Education </li></ul><ul><li>Abstinence-Only Programs </li></ul>Course #1 Course #2
  5. 5. Organizations that Support Comprehensive Sex Education <ul><li>The American Academy of Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists </li></ul><ul><li>American Medical Association </li></ul><ul><li>American Public Health Association </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Society for Adolescent Medicine </li></ul>
  6. 6. Does it Inform, Prepare, or Force? <ul><li>What do you think does sex education inform students, or force them into uncomfortable situations? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why people don’t want it to be taught! <ul><li>The law </li></ul><ul><li>The differences in the class structures </li></ul><ul><li>Their religions! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s taught at a young age! </li></ul><ul><li>The pregnancy, and STD rate is increasing dramatically! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why it should be taught! <ul><li>It’s informative! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s effective! </li></ul><ul><li>The structures of the classes themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Sexually transmitted diseases are increasing rapidly </li></ul>
  9. 9. How much should be taught? <ul><li>Others just want an abstinence course taught, with nothing else involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Some want it to include detailed information, along with STD’s, contraception, and abstinence. </li></ul>Opinion #1 Opinion #2
  10. 10. Sex Education in America! <ul><li>The percent of people who don’t want sex education to be taught is very low! </li></ul><ul><li>Those who want it have to fight for what is taught! </li></ul>Statistics!
  11. 11. The Duel!
  12. 12. The One True Fact is.. <ul><li>On both sides of the argument kids will learn about sex because it’s everywhere, so therefore these things are held responsible. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Government! <ul><li>Government promotes abstinence only programs! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’ve been doing so since 1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2003 the funding for abstinence only programs increased to over $135,000! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Is It Effective? <ul><li>Yes! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do the Teachers Cover Everything? <ul><li>1/3 of the teachers don’t </li></ul><ul><li>30% of teachers say they don’t have special training </li></ul>
  16. 16. Should Parents Be Responsible for Teaching This? <ul><li>Teenagers choose mostly choices that are bad for them: such as underage drinking, smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Parents should be in charge of these decisions </li></ul>Pros:
  17. 17. Cons <ul><li>Kids may not make important decisions but… </li></ul>
  18. 18. Additional Facts <ul><li>1/2 of mothers of sexually active teens still think that they are virgins. </li></ul><ul><li>69% of schools have policies on sex education courses. </li></ul><ul><li>71% of boys taught sex education are less likely to have sex before the age of 15 </li></ul><ul><li>59% of girls taught sex ed are less likely to have sex before 15. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Works Cited <ul><li>NPR. &quot;Sex Education in America.&quot; www.npr.org. 29 Apr. 2008. 29 Apr. 2008 <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1622610>. </li></ul><ul><li>Speakout. &quot;Should Teenagers Be Taught Sex Education Over Abstinence?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Speakout.com. 8 May 2008 <http://www.speakout.com/activism/ </li></ul><ul><li>issue_briefs/1086b-1.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Avert. &quot;sex education that works.&quot; www.avert.com. 6 May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.avert.org/sexedu.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Masland, Molly. &quot;Carnal knowledge: The sex ed debate.&quot; msnbc. 6 May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3071001/>. </li></ul><ul><li>The Media Project. The Media Project. 6 May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.themediaproject.com/topics/sexeducation.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Dailard, Cynthia Dailard. &quot;Sex Education: Politicians, Parents, Teachers and </li></ul><ul><li>Teens.&quot; TheGuttmatcher.com. 6 May 2008 <http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/tgr/04/1/gr040109.html>. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Works Cited <ul><li>Siecus. &quot;Issues and Answers: Fact Sheet on Sexuality Education.&quot; SIECUS Report.2004. 12 May 2008 <http://www.siecus.org/pubs/fact/fact0007.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r147/Nitajk/sexedu_1_1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://hprsite.squarespace.com/abstain-sex-education-042007/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.characterishigherthanintellect.com/index_files/images/sex-ed1.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/postcard/pictures/chinook.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.parents.com/app/sharemy/channel.jsp?channelId=1300001&ordersrc=google3pictures_showmy&cobrandId=ww5&s_kwcid=pictures%20of%20pregnant|677738722 </li></ul>

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