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Should there be sex education in schools? By:Amber Adams
Thesis  <ul><li>Every student should be educated about sex so they can decide for themselves.   </li></ul>
What is it ? <ul><li>Sex education is “the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, s...
Purpose <ul><li>Sex education is implemented to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies, STD’s, enhance relationships, and...
When should it be introduced? <ul><li>Kindergarten- learn about personal space  </li></ul><ul><li>First grade- realizing b...
When? <ul><li>Students should be  in a true sexual education class during their freshman year before they are in more matu...
Important views  <ul><li>They agree with my proposition, start early to help children recognize threats.  </li></ul>http:/...
Who should teach it? <ul><li>Qualified professional  </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased  </li></ul><ul><li>Include parent conversa...
Shocking facts  <ul><li>30 %  of Sex Ed  teachers are not trained  </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may incorporate their belief...
Myths  <ul><li>Information arouses curiosity and experimentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends are good educators  </li></ul>...
Facts  <ul><li>The only way to have true facts is to do essential research,  have an educated teacher, and to be open to t...
How effective is it? <ul><li>25% of U.S. girls have one of the four common STD’s  </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of girls get bir...
Media Plays a Roll <ul><li>Teens exposed to high levels of sex are twice as likely to become pregnant in the following 3 y...
Study  of Teens <ul><li>2,003 12-17year olds were interviewed in 2001  </li></ul><ul><li>When interviewed again in 2004  <...
Can We Count Only on Media? <ul><li>Media is there to sell, not out to inform  </li></ul><ul><li>Bias  </li></ul><ul><li>7...
What are  the obstacles?  <ul><li>To cover other aspects like emotional health and sexual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Immat...
How to overcome the obstacles? <ul><li>Give enough of time for every student to learn the curriculum  </li></ul><ul><li>Ha...
When it goes against religion? <ul><li>Teach risks on not being abstinent  </li></ul><ul><li>Creates curiosity in the unkn...
Is it ok not to teach? <ul><li>Ignorance is NOT bliss… </li></ul><ul><li>it’s ignorance! </li></ul>
Abstinence-only programs <ul><li>15% of Americans want Abstinence-only </li></ul><ul><li>Miss out on valid information </l...
Pros of Sex Ed <ul><li>Limit myths  </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents sexual problems later in life </li></ul><ul><li>Learn corre...
Cons of sex ed  <ul><li>There will always be controversy surrounding Sex Education  </li></ul><ul><li>but…… </li></ul><ul>...
 Conclusion  <ul><li>Therefore every student should be taught sex ed in ninth grade so when the time comes to make the rig...
References <ul><li>Anderson, Deanna.  Pros and cons of sex education in school.  2002.1 Dec.2008 http://www.escortment.com...
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  1. 1. Should there be sex education in schools? By:Amber Adams
  2. 2. Thesis <ul><li>Every student should be educated about sex so they can decide for themselves. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is it ? <ul><li>Sex education is “the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It’s also about developing young people’s skills so that they make informed choices about their behavior and they feel confident and competent.” (Forest 2008) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>Sex education is implemented to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies, STD’s, enhance relationships, and developing students ability to make educated decisions (Forest 2008, Witmer). </li></ul>
  5. 5. When should it be introduced? <ul><li>Kindergarten- learn about personal space </li></ul><ul><li>First grade- realizing boys from girls </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth grade- introduce the cycles of genders </li></ul><ul><li>Ninth grade- should be in a real sex ed class </li></ul>(ICAH 2007)
  6. 6. When? <ul><li>Students should be in a true sexual education class during their freshman year before they are in more mature relationships. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Important views <ul><li>They agree with my proposition, start early to help children recognize threats. </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NBEtBwsOPU
  8. 8. Who should teach it? <ul><li>Qualified professional </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased </li></ul><ul><li>Include parent conversations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shocking facts <ul><li>30 % of Sex Ed teachers are not trained </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may incorporate their beliefs </li></ul>(Jayson, 2008, Anderson 2002)
  10. 10. Myths <ul><li>Information arouses curiosity and experimentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends are good educators </li></ul><ul><li>Internet gives valuable information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Facts <ul><li>The only way to have true facts is to do essential research, have an educated teacher, and to be open to talk to your parents. </li></ul>
  12. 12. How effective is it? <ul><li>25% of U.S. girls have one of the four common STD’s </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of girls get birth control from clinics without parental permission </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - 10% of all births were to women under 20 </li></ul>(MarchofDimes, 2007 Kaiser Family 2005 medicalnews, 2007)
  13. 13. Media Plays a Roll <ul><li>Teens exposed to high levels of sex are twice as likely to become pregnant in the following 3 years </li></ul>
  14. 14. Study of Teens <ul><li>2,003 12-17year olds were interviewed in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>When interviewed again in 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>744 had sex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>718 of them had a pregnancy scare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>91 experienced a pregnancy or got someone pregnant </li></ul></ul>(Coffey, 2008)
  15. 15. Can We Count Only on Media? <ul><li>Media is there to sell, not out to inform </li></ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul><ul><li>7% of americans do not want sex ed at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we really want the media to do the informing?? </li></ul>
  16. 16. What are the obstacles? <ul><li>To cover other aspects like emotional health and sexual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Immaturity </li></ul><ul><li>Time period </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to overcome the obstacles? <ul><li>Give enough of time for every student to learn the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Have serious teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Have split gender groups discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Create a system where students can ask anonymous questions </li></ul>
  18. 18. When it goes against religion? <ul><li>Teach risks on not being abstinent </li></ul><ul><li>Creates curiosity in the unknown by having taboos and misconceptions </li></ul>
  19. 19. Is it ok not to teach? <ul><li>Ignorance is NOT bliss… </li></ul><ul><li>it’s ignorance! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Abstinence-only programs <ul><li>15% of Americans want Abstinence-only </li></ul><ul><li>Miss out on valid information </li></ul><ul><li>Misconception on sex ed in general </li></ul>(Kaiser, 2008 )
  21. 21. Pros of Sex Ed <ul><li>Limit myths </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents sexual problems later in life </li></ul><ul><li>Learn correct terms </li></ul><ul><li>Help prevent early pregnancies and STDs’ </li></ul>(Anderson, 2002)
  22. 22. Cons of sex ed <ul><li>There will always be controversy surrounding Sex Education </li></ul><ul><li>but…… </li></ul><ul><li>The pros will always override the cons </li></ul>
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Therefore every student should be taught sex ed in ninth grade so when the time comes to make the right decision you can. </li></ul>
  24. 24. References <ul><li>Anderson, Deanna. Pros and cons of sex education in school. 2002.1 Dec.2008 http://www.escortment.com/family/sexeducationch_saqs.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ The caliber of Sex-ed instruction in public schools” The public school parent’s network. 2004. 1 Dec.2008 http://www.psparents.net/sex_education.htm . </li></ul><ul><li>Coffey,Laura T. Sex on TV linked to teen pregnancies 3Nov.2008.15Dec.2008 http://www.msnc.msn.com/id/2/5062234/ </li></ul><ul><li>Forest,Simon. Sex education that works. Nov.-Dec.2008.20Nov.2008 http://www.advert.org/sexedu.htm . </li></ul><ul><li>Jayson,Sharon.”Sex Ed:Any link between whatteens learn,how they behave?” USA Today .Sept.-Oct </li></ul>

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