One of the main purposes for comprehensive sex education to be taught in schools is because it brings about awareness. Many teens are misinformed about sex through various resources so they mis-inform friends and the trend continues which results to teen pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education that is effective starts early, prior to children reaching puberty, and before they have developed patterns of acting out sexual behaviors. Parents of children would be informed of sex education materials being taught to their children so, school and parent may be on one accord.
Children who schools teach sex education would be more informed about sex than of those who have no sex education. Sex education is a necessity that caters to inform, prevent, and provide all aspects of sex. Some advantages of having comprehensive sex education taught in schools are to create knowledge and wisdom in children in order for them to make the best choice after being educated about sex. Some children will experience peer pressures some point in their life about sexual activity but due to their previous leaning experience they will be equipped to make positive informed decisions.
Another advantage is that children would receive facts from a qualified instructor. Having comprehensive sex education taught in school is a benefit because it’s conveniently located in the children’s daily learning environment. The pro’s of sex education in schools is that children would have the opportunity to be taught facts about sexual orientation, abstinence, and safe sex rather it’s elementary, middle or high school.
While kids are being taught health or biology, sex education could be incorporated in their learning process or as a separate entity. Sexual health services would be an effective resource at their beckon call that would network with schools to assist with teen’s safe sex needs. Also, children would learn about sex and its ramifications. But they will become competent enough to make decisions to have sex or not before they receive inaccurate information by the media, peers, magazines or other negative sources.
Sex permeates daily as the media sends the wrong message when they display skin and lustful bodies to children on the television, newspapers and through other resources. Sex educators in schools can redirect children through their learning process as how to they should interpret explicit sexually material from the media and other sources. This would prevent confusion that could negatively affect their decision making process. Statistics proves that sex education should be taught in schools because it works.
According to Lozand (2010), “A November 2007 report found that two-thirds of the 48 comprehensive programs that supported both abstinence and the use of condoms and contraceptives for sexually active teens had positive behavioral effects. Many either delayed or reduced sexual activity reduced the number of sexual partners, or increased condom or other contraceptive use. ” In 2010, school districts were among the ones awarded $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants. The grants were only awarded to program who were statistically effective.