Over the past few months I’ve spent a lot of time researching sex education techniques and arguing for my stance on sex education. I can’t express how important this topic is to me, that youth are given the information needed to better their lives and make positive choices for living healthy lives.
Across the country and world there are blockades for fully comprehensive sex education, from public officials that publicly announce their distaste for sex education programs to programs which utilize virginity pledges as a form of peer pressure to temporarily erase thoughts of sexual desires from teens and put up a false front of being educational. While the posts and articles that I argue against make the fight for comprehensive sex education seem bleak, there are plenty of education programs available to schools and teens to make sure majority of public schools and youth can get the education they desire.
Obviously, as I have talked about, there are many obstacles in the way of giving students the education that they need and deserve to receive. Education that can save their lives and prevent unfortunate and completely preventable occurences, such as unplanned pregnancies and the contraction of sexually transmitted infections. Soon, I hope that programs such as Planned Parenthood will be coming into schools to give presentation instead of programs of abstinence-only curriculum which utilize virginity programs. This way all students will be able learn the information they need through programs in school and not be forced to find information on their own. I have faith in the law makers and governemtn officials in our country, regardless of what my research experience shows, and I know that one day all youth will be able to get the information they need on sex education.