Sex Education in Schools - author Edmond

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Sex Education in SchoolsSex education, is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It is also about developing young people's skills so that they make informed choices about their behaviour, and feel confident and competent about acting on these choices.

I believe sex education in schools , if taugh properly, is an effective way to educate young people about the risks of sex and to reduce the cases of unplanned pregnancy .

Teenagers perception of sex can be mislead by various sources of information like the media, magazines and other teenagers. Sex Education in schools are a reliable source of information about sex and its risks.

There are many groups who object to the teaching of sex education because they believe sex education promotes young people to have safe sex rather then abstinence. Some groups believe that promoting abstinence instead of safe sex is a lot more effective.

I don't believe this is the case because, there are many teens that have already have had sex or plan to do so anyway. It would be a lot more effective to educate them on the risks of having sex and safety devices like contraception.

Although I feel that Sex education is an effective way to educate young people , However sex education currently taught in schools is not effective, it is left up to the school to what they will teach in the curriculum , as a result there are differences to what is being taught between different schools. Many topics are missed or discussed briefly.

A lot of students are not interested in the topic and either skip class or just sit in class without endeavoring to learn. As a result , the program is not effective and a lot...