Teen sex. Babies having babies. Sexually transmitted infections.
Soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens are adding urgency to the debate over sex education. Conservatives claim the alarming statistics illustrate why abstinence should be the single mantra when it comes to sex ed. Liberals counter that the increase in disease is the strongest case for more detailed information.
Skip to content. Everyone has an opinion about sexuality education. From vocal parents at PTA meetings to state governors who must decide whether to apply for federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs or more comprehensive sexuality programs, or both, or neither.
Sex education in the United States is taught in two main forms: comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only. Comprehensive sex education is also called abstinence-based, abstinence-plus, abstinence-plus-risk-reduction, and sexual risk reduction sex education. This approach covers abstinence as a choice option, but also informs adolescents about human sexualityage of consent and the availability of contraception and techniques to avoid contraction of sexually transmitted infections. Abstinence-only sex education is also called abstinence-centered, abstinence-only-until-marriage, sexual risk avoidance, and most recently, youth empowerment sex education.
Educating children and adolescents in public schools about sex is a deeply inflammatory act in the United States. Since the s, intense political and cultural battles have been waged between believers in abstinence until marriage and advocates for comprehensive sex education. In The Sex Education DebatesNancy Kendall upends conventional thinking about these battles by bringing the school and community realities of sex education to life through the diverse voices of students, teachers, administrators, and activists.
Nearly a month on, discussions about the implementation of national sex education are reopening old wounds as deputies realign themselves by ideological leaning on this issue. This Tuesday, deputies who had voted in favor of the bill to legalize abortion presented a ruling that would ensure more effective compliance with the national Comprehensive Sexual Education Law ESI. The Comprehensive Sexual Education Law was passed in and, in theory, establishes that all students have the right to receive a comprehensive sex education in all public and private education institutionsunderstanding comprehensive sex education to imply the inclusion of biological, psychological, social, emotional and ethical aspects.
The crowds at the Capitol spent over 10 hours testifying. But the Truth Check noticed several misleading claims in the debate about sexual education. Holy moly!
It was painful. Sex educators had a prime opportunity to justify why comprehensive sex education is needed in our schools In light of the Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy, Fox News offered up a debate late Wednesday afternoon on if it's right that states are questioning whether or not to accept abstinence-only sex education funding, given the rise in teen pregnancy rates. In the one corner, Dr.
Lawmakers spent more than eight hours Tuesday debating the omnibus education budget bill in the Minnesota House. But House members spent at least two hours debating language that would require all school districts to offer comprehensive sex education. School boards would create their own curriculum or use a model curriculum that will written by the Minnesota Dept.
Throughout the month of September, we will be posting a series of essays on sexual health topics in recognition of World Sexual Health Day. Rather, it tells the protracted tale of two diverse worldviews that were with us at the very founding of the nation and persist to this day. To capture all of the struggles in the last years is the feet of a tome, not a short essay. First, the issues of privacy and confidentiality remain as relevant as ever.