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Sex Education


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Sex Education

  1. 1. Sex Education Should it be taught in school?
  2. 2. Sex Education in School <ul><li>It doesn’t have to be hard- just like a health class </li></ul><ul><li>Abstinence-Plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforces abstinence idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives kids the knowledge of what could happen and what to do </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They have a right to know </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the choices? <ul><li>Abstinence only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait until marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contraceptive method </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches how to protect yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Abstinence-plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses both concepts </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Argument <ul><li>Black and white- both do not want to mix: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence only- outdated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The majority of kids these days are having sex </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraception- too suggestive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This method “pushes kids to have sex” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>There is a compromise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence-plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Because the argument it so big between the main two, some think it’s not possible to combine the ideas. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Statistics <ul><li>Sex ed.- not being taught correctly. Kids are paying for it: </li></ul><ul><li>By 18, 10 teen women and 5+ in 10 teen men have had sex </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of sexually experienced teens have not received instruction about abstinence before first sex </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of teens have not received any formal instruction about contraceptives </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the best method? <ul><li>Abstinence-plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids should wait: the push for abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They need to know how to protect themselves: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diseases/illness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contraception </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not? It’s a compromise . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. When Should it be Taught? <ul><li>Elementary School </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Would happen in each Scenario?
  9. 9. What Should be Taught? <ul><li>There is so much information with the Abstinence-plus method… what parts should be taught? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Abstinence <ul><li>Idea enforced </li></ul><ul><li>Infections/Diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What could happen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Importance of waiting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not ready emotionally </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Contraception <ul><li>Protection could be taught based on when appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>*Teacher could teach how </li></ul><ul><li>*Where they could find out </li></ul><ul><li>Condoms/the ring </li></ul><ul><li>Birth control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The pill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patch </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Don’t Want them to Learn Too Much <ul><li>Parents don’t want their kids learning too much too soon – info can be split up based on maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Start young: 5 th grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t stop (go to 12 th ) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Would be Appropriate When <ul><li>Fifth Grade: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing the body- anatomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confusion of puberty- what’s happening & why </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sixth: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce idea of sex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforce abstinence idea </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Continued <ul><li>Seventh: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue with abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about diseases and infections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eighth-Up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everything </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Who Should Teach It? <ul><li>Who can handle the job? </li></ul><ul><li>Health Official </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Pastor </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Turn Out <ul><li>Health official </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge would be there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not what signed up for… realistic? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can handle teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As long as serious = success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to know what they’re teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pastor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion = conflict </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Best Option <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can handle teaching </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How Should it Be Taught? <ul><li>Coed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncomfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immaturity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate sex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less awkward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good environment </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Obvious Choice <ul><li>Separate Sex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More controlled environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary information taught </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less awkward for kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier on everyone </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Parents are Important <ul><li>Doesn’t stop with school </li></ul><ul><li>Way the parent reacts affects kid greatly </li></ul>
  21. 21. Talking to Become more Common <ul><li>parents don’t want their kids to have sex- give too man morals and guilt trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t scare away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to realize teens will have sex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t change much but if talk early and in an appropriate way, can possibly change this </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What I’m Saying <ul><li>Sex education needs to be taught at a younger age & with more info </li></ul><ul><li>They need to be taught abstinence-plus so they can see both sides- choose their own path </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and parents need to be responsible </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Plan <ul><li>Abstinence-plus method </li></ul><ul><li>Start at 5 th grade – 12 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Break up information </li></ul><ul><li>Get parents involved </li></ul>
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