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Should sex education in schools be mandatory? - Video on TODAY.com

Should sex education in schools be mandatory? - Video on TODAY.com | Sex Education | Scoop.it
Video on Today: Starting this January, New York City schools will take a leading role in teaching kids sex education. Some parents applaud the decision and others say it has no place in the classroom. TODAY’s Amy Robach reports.
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Video involving contraversial topic of mandatory sex education being taught in NYC schools. Discussions centered around the distribution of condoms and other contraceptives being given to high school teens and the educating the middle schoolers through other means.

 

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Sex Education Programs: Definitions & Point-by-Point Comparison

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.
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This non dot com article by this youth organization shows an argumentative view point from both sides of the debate. It offers young boys and girls as well as adults an options about their sexual and physical health when deciding on the dos and donts that comes with peer pressure. It clearly suggest avenues for making wise decisions concerning abortions and adoptions or what it takes to become a parent. Providing choices has a big impact on determining life's directions. This article brings together the two strong points confronting both the domestic and global community.

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Youth Radio Podcast: Early Onset Puberty | Youth Radio

Youth Radio Podcast: Early Onset Puberty | Youth Radio | Sex Education | Scoop.it
Today on the Youth Radio Podcast, Youth Radio reporters share notes from a story in progress about early onset puberty and how it’s affecting puberty e
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This podcast was a very positive segment on puberty and how it's affects on the body of both girls and boys. The contents of the discussion was very enlightening since it was done by young teens who themselves talked about their own experiences of puberty and how it affected their lives. They were able to shed light on the subject as they represented members of a production company showing adolescents and teens how to handle that part of their childhood. Having their message sent out by way of radio was both positive and rewarding.

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Carnal knowledge: The sex ed debate

Carnal knowledge: The sex ed debate | Sex Education | Scoop.it
The soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens have added urgency to the debate over sex education — and given both sides in the debate a new weapon.
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In this newspaper article the debate rages on concerning what is today's most effective method in teaching and educating today's youth about sex. The need for new teaching approaches has open up new questions of how far we as a society should go in order to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and the overall spectrum of teenage sex. Both parents and teachers are again at odds with the degree  of what and how much should the taught. The issue of public health is surely a concern. The lack of education in the home and school is still a major concern along with other factors from the gay and lesbian community wanting to have a voice in this whole process. There is still solutions to be found.

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Sex Education in Schools - Today Show - YouTube

Kimberley O'Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed sex education with presenter Lisa Wilkinson from the Today Show. You can find useful, practica...
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Sex Education in Schools. Kimberly, O'Brien, 2014 film. 07 July 2014

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This video covers the topic of sex education in today's public school environment focusing on the need of parents as well as the school system  finding practical and effective ways  of dealing with the early introduction of sex to adolescents children. Teaching sex education in the early stages of a child's life helps prepare them to better understand the changes of development that their bodies and minds will eventually go through. It is imperative that both the parents and teacher work together to educate and guide them through this very important period in their lives. The need for more government regulations and financial supports would also aid greatly in achieving these goals.

 

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Sex Education In School

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Quindlen, Anna Sex Education The McGraw-Hill Reader

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The author conveys in her writing the early days her experience with the sex education dilemma when she was in the presence of some adolescent girls who expressed their surprising but also candid feeling and knowledge about sex and their sexuality. She strongly supports having sex education in school and remembers how taboo it was to even discuss sex as a teenager. Quindlen realizes that although sex in her era was not discussed in the home, pregnancy was still an issue dealt with privately and secretly and it almost always involved girls form poor families having babies and the well-to-do girls having abortions. Her work in the family planning clinic gave her an inside tract to the need for more and better methods of training and educating both youngs adolescent and teenage boys and girls. She firmly believes that education at home by family members remain the most important element in combating the notion that birth control measures are the cure all for sexuality problems in today's society.

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PHOTO: A special education school based in New York City, agrees that sex education must be presented in a gradual, individualistic and repetitive way for many children with intellectual disabiliti...

PHOTO: A special education school based in New York City, agrees that sex education must be presented in a gradual, individualistic and repetitive way for many children with intellectual disabiliti... | Sex Education | Scoop.it
A special education school based in New York City, agrees that sex education must be presented in a gradual, individualistic and repetitive way for many children with intellectual disabilities.
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This picture represents a very positive way to start an introduction to sex education for adolescents. Teaching those with disabilities how to express themselves about sex is a way of encompassing every childhood group. This school system should be applauded for its proactive approach in offering solutions to a nationwide dilemma. Special recognition should be given to those educators who take on this difficult task.

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Support for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Perspectives from Parents of School-Age Youth

Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 352-359, April 2008, Authors:Marla E. Eisenberg, Sc.D., M.P.H.; Debra H. Bernat, Ph.D.; Linda H. Bearinger, Ph.D.; Michael D. Resnick, Ph.D.
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William Keitt's insight: The article from this journal focuses on the method of comprehensive sex education as the best choice for teaching adolescents in school and at homes. Having a well rounded program that covers both the need for abstinence and safe sex through the use of contraceptives would help encourage our children to make wise choices when confronted with the peer pressure of having sex. As the debate rolls on throughout every state in the country it will continue to stimulate and create an awareness to continue seeking a successful solution.

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It's Time to Make Sex Education Mandatory in Our Nation's Schools

It's Time to Make Sex Education Mandatory in Our Nation's Schools | Sex Education | Scoop.it
I'm not encouraging teenagers to go out and have sex, but critical thinking says as sure as the sun will rise in the east, teenagers are going to have sex. So rather than fight the inevitable, why not do everything we can to make sure they are having safe sex?
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Siebold,Steve "It's Time To Make Sex Education Mandatory in Our Nation's School" www.huffingtonpost.com. 8 July 2014

This national post article talks about the need for male and female contraceptives and the role of the schools to issue them. It focuses on the idea that since a great majority of high school student have admitted being sexually active why not offer them an avenue to practice safe sex  by distributing condoms as part of the sex education program. Many parents may disagree with that method of teaching but the fact of the matter is that today's teenagers are exposed to sex and so they tend to participate at an earlier age. The reality is that we must first teach and educate and then stress prevention as a final solution.

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