Thursday, September 01, 2005

HS Kids Need Sex Ed? In what world?

So, some absurd # of HS students in this HS are pregnant. Towards the end of the article is a gratuitous swipe at the Bush Administration for supporting Abstinence only (i.e. ABC, Abstinence first, Condoms last) sex education.

Let's get real. Kids don't need sex ed classes. They get all the sex ed they need by the time they are 12 from movies, TV, their friends, etc; or at least enough to know what a condom is and how to use it.

If kids get pregnant, its a choice. Not lack of education. Get real. Maybe in Africa, but not in America does this type of claim make any sense.

The real debate is about whether we should condone/promote sexual activity amongst unmarried teenagers or support sex only after marriage. Only one of these options ensures kids get a two parent family with parents who don't have STDs/AIDS. To me, that ends the debate.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Teen-Pregnancies.html

1 Comments:

Anonymous Robert said...

While I agree that teenagers should not have sex, part of your argument is refuted in the studies that have been performed for the last 30 years which show that where there is a comprehensive sex education program, the number of pregnancies and stds go down. Abstinence should be encouraged, but only as part of a comprehensive sex education program.

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