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California parents' preferences and beliefs regarding school-based sex education policy.

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Constantine, NA, P Jerman, and AX Huang. "California Parents' Preferences And Beliefs Regarding School-Based Sex Education Policy." Perspectives On Sexual & Reproductive Health 39.3 (2007): 167-175. CINAHL Complete. Web. 7 Apr. 2014.

 

this article is based on parents from California this article goes over their preferences and beliefs on how sex education should be conducted through abstinence or contraception. contraception winning out by eighty nine percent. the article takes in account statistics and polls in the state of California. this article was written when the U.S. government started a policy of abstinence only in schools and when California had decided to deny the federal money due to the fact that if California had accepted to federal money that contraception would not be taught in schools. California having a majority against abstinence California changed their curriculum to contraception. this article states many facts on this subject making it perfect for arguing the fact of contraception in schools.

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Mega64 Podcast 171 - Sex Ed. - YouTube

The Mega64 crew get a couple of calls about sex and talk about their experiences about getting "the talk", going through sex education, puberty and finding o...
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"Mega64 Podcast 171 - Sex Ed". Mega64. YouTube.com. 7 February, 2011. Web

 

In this podcast the guys talk about their personal experiences with Sex Ed be it though their parents or through school classrooms or other kids that were at school. in every case each was not very clear to any of them really they still had questions. teachers and parents were uncomfortable talking about sex ed which made it worse. the parents and the teachers expect that the other will fully cover the subject but the fact is that there needs to be a one set way to cover everything so no signals are crossed and the subject is covered fully. this podcast shows how school sex ed fails to answer questions and forces to teens to go find out.

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"Sex Education in School." Chart. Parents demand say in school sex ed: Survey. Canoe. n.d. Web. 19 December. 2011.

 

This Chart is a poll of questions answered by parents to find opinions on the touchy subject of Sexual Education in schools. this poll indicates that most parents are very uncomfortable with sex education teaching genders such as homosexual, transsexual, gay, bisexual, and transgender in third grade or age eight specified by the chart. most parents also are very uncomfortable with teaching students at schools safe ways to have oral sex at age 12. most parents would rather not introduce gay pride in schools at any age. And lastly people would rather let parents have more of a say so in what their children learn by just one percent the others would rather let teachers do their jobs and nineteen percent are unsure.

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U.S. Sex Education Debate- Part 1: The Students - YouTube

Teen sex. Babies having babies. Sexually transmitted infections. Abstinence or comprehensive sex education. Big decisions and choices on the part of young pe...
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Wagoner james,  Barrows Benjamin , Nikki, Mahama J Will , Mclean Arianna, Vanessa, Monstrous Heather, Knox Shelby, Interview with Michailova Alena, "U.S. Sex Education Debate- Part 1: The Students" YouTube.com. VOA. 8 July, 2008. Web. 6 April, 2014

 

.this is part 1 of a two part interview this covers mostly students and how they fell about sex ed. what it should be and how it should be. these students are pro school sex ed abstinence  and contraception. believing these are the best ways to bring down teen pregnancy. yet when asked the question if they knew anyone who has had sex all of them raised their hands. Wagoner says that an abstinence program funded by the government is a political move rather then a fix to a complex problem. 17 states have denied the federal funding of the abstinence only program money of 1.3 billion dollars because of restrictions put on the curriculum of only abstinence only when both need to be taught so that teens can fully understand sex in todays world. the student go on to talk topics that they think should be in the curriculum and the problem in growing up in todays world with sex being everywhere giving off a stigma that you must be this way to be accepted.

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Who's responsibility is it to teach sex-education? Parents or Schools? | A conversation on TED.com

Who's responsibility is it to teach sex-education? Parents or Schools? | A conversation on TED.com | The Education of Sexual Education | Scoop.it
Many schools in the West are no longer giving sex-education in schools. And, unfortunately, most parents are uncomfortable to talk to their kids about sex....
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Sambe, Mariam. "Who's responsibility is it to teach sex-education? Parents or Schools?". TED, 29 May. 2013. Web. 5 April, 2014.

 

this blog covers a lot of things about sex education. on how early to start to if the teachers should have a say in it at all. there is a teacher in the blog speaking of how they have no help with how to talk to the students no guidelines tips or tricks to help on this matter. you would think there would be a group of people trying to make this process as simple as possible while giving out as much information as possible teachers don't get support and have to rely only on them selves in the moment. the blog is a biased one with all to most of them saying that it is the parents responsibility to teach their children sex ed and ethics also keeping them away from things like Victoria secret commercials. it also shows the hardships of raising a teen at the time in the world today when sex is everywhere. as long as you have your hands on technology you have access to a lot of sexual information. it also goes into how teachers and parents should work together in this matter. But teachers should definitely have a say so when the parents won't teach their children.

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Utah State Moves to Drop Sex-Ed in Schools - YouTube

BY KEVIN DUBOUIS The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to prohibit instruction on sexual intercourse and ban discussion of hom...
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"Utah State Moves to Drop Sex-Ed in Schools." newsy. KEVIN DUBOUIS. YouTube.com. 8 March, 2012. Web.

 

this is an example of Utah state already trying to taking action and make a law to have the schools choose if they wish to teach sex ed or not. with this law schools have the right to not offer sex ed to students making the parents in charge of teaching sex to their children. the video shows both sides of the coin and offers augments from both sides on the subject parents wanting to teach ethics instead of contraception. while some law makers think this will cause a spike in teen pregnancy in the area due to lack of knowledge. the bill also regulates the topic of homosexuality there is a band on it included in to this law making it so that even if a student were to ask a question about homosexuality that the question would not be answered. causing more spite in the area toward homosexuality.

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"Birth rates for women aged 15–19: United States, 1940–2010, and by age, 1960–2010." Graph. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NCHS data brief, no 89. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Web. 2012.

 

This Graph shows how the birth rates of women have changed over the years in three different age groups. what it shows is a decline in birth rates in the united states in all age groups. Giving a good factual backing to the education of sex in schools and how it is working. I should be able to use this in my paper as a great point of backing due to the fact that it is provided by the CDC in the united states.

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"Sex Ed" by Anna Qiundlen

A Work about Sex Education teachers or parents.

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Qiundlen, Anna. "Sex Ed". McGraw-Hill Reader Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th edition. New York: Megraw-Hill College, 2011, print

 

Qiundlen writes about how she went to a clinic where teen girls were to have pregnancy test. all of the female teens there were pregnant. she goes on to say how the times have changed and having sex while a teen is now normal. while back when she was a child it was harshly looked down upon. especially women of the time. now virginity is looked down upon and given titles such as geek and nerd. a cultural and philosophical change has happened in the country and in our young teens of today. most teens today even if their not sexually active lie to fit in to be cool. Qiundlen goes on to say that sex shouldn't be taught in schools enabling the teens in every way. But taught to make ethical good decisions by the parents and family of the teens. because once you open the gates you can't close them again.

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Sex ed sometimes awkward, but necessary

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http://www.lexisnexis.com.ezproxy.midlandstech.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=279925&sr=HLEAD(Sex%20ed%20sometimes%20awkward,%20but%20necessary)%20and%20date%20is%202011

Korman, Amanda. "Sex ed sometimes awkward, but necessary". The Berkshire Eagle. The Berkshire Eagle. 28 May, 2011. Web. 1 June, 2011.

 

a newspaper article on the talk of sex ed. the components of a good talk disease, pregnancy, and emotional health. the fact that some schools don't have a sex ed program due to budget cuts. this article also goes into something very interesting about having teen peers being the one's to talk about sex to other teens. a good way to fix the nervous adult. Pittsfield county has doubled in teen pregnancy rates but Massachusetts as a whole is going down. sex ed teaches mechanics but not relation ships and how to be and one a healthy one with the ability to refuse one another. "Mason, the Simon's Rock student, expressed frustration with the goal of encouraging teens to wait. It reminds him of every other mandate that few young people adhere to. "It's a good idea not to smoke. It's a good idea not to drink. It's a good idea to exercise every day. It's a good idea not to eat fast food. These things just don't happen," Mason said." I really connected with this quote here and how teens just see it as another way to take away freedoms making teens want to rebel.

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U.S. Sex Education Debate- Part 2: The Curriculum. - YouTube

Is teen sex on the rise in the United States? In June, 17 Gloucester, Massachusetts high school girls under the age of 16 revealed they were pregnant. Jamie ...
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Knox Shelby, Turner Michelle, Brownback Sam, Wagoner James, Interview with Michailova Alena, "U.S. Sex Education Debate- Part2: The Curriculum." YouTube.com. VOA. 8 July, 2008. Web. 6 April, 2014.

 

this is part 2 of the interview. this interview is about the Curriculum of Sexual education. how sex ed is taught in schools. the two ways it is taught being no sex at all and the other being preventive ways to not get pregnant since teens will have sex anyway. Knox gives a great example of how teachers teach sex wrong by comparing the children to toothbrushes and saying "if you have sex then you are the dirty toothbrush." some believe that contraception is giving a green light to teens to have sex as much as you want. while our culture adds on to the image that everyone dresses provocatively. this interview covers ethics of both, abstinence having giving your freedom away.

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What to Tell the kids about sex

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Hymowitz, Kay S. "What To Tell The Kids About Sex." Public Interest 153 (2003): 3. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 7 Apr. 2014

 

since the use of conceptive sexual education the percent of girls having sex has risen twenty six percent. this article also goes into the cultural aspect of sex education. this article brings up a fact that dealing with one's ethical stance on sex education for teens is crossing a line between state and religion. according to the CDC pregnancy rates have fallen about ten percent since 1991 to 2001. the U.S. pregnancy rates are much higher then in France, Sweden, and Great Britain. this article is an abstinence based one promoting abstinence making it so that sex is bad and should be feared for diseases and emotional strife.

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