Teens and Sex

Essay by Anonymous UserUniversity, Bachelor'sB, October 1995

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An increasing problem on high school campuses and one of the main

concerns of parents, school officials, and the government is teenage sex. It

is on the rise, and they are worried that it may get out of control. Teenage

sex can be a problem because of the pregnancies and many diseases it can

cause. One solution that has been proposed is to distribute condoms in

public high schools. This is a topic that is controversial and has been

hotly debated for years. There are people who think it would be a good idea

and those who think it may worsen the problem rather than solve it.

The reason that people want to distribute condoms in high school is to

try to prevent teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and (I

separate this from the category of STD's because it is so widespread, deadly,

important, frightening, etc.) H.I.V infection. The theory is that if condoms

were given out or made available at high schools, then the students would be

more inclined to use them.

They would have them or be able to get them if

they need to use them. This would cut down on unprotected sexual intercourse

and prevent the pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and H.I.V.

infection. If a student was at a party and decided, on the spur of the

moment, to engage in sexual intercourse, then it is more likely that they

have a condom if schools distributed them. This sounds good in theory, but

will it really work? If schools distribute condoms, shouldn't they also

teach the students how to use them and teach them a little about sex (sex

education in schools, another controversial topic)?

The world certainly needs to try to decrease teenage pregnancies, STD's,

and H.I.V. infection. In an article from the...