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Comprehensive Sex Ed vs Abstinence Only -- Sex, Etc. - YouTube

Did you know that President Bush is pushing for abstinence-only-until-marriage sexual education? Josh & Emily interview Congressman Waxman to learn why absti...
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Comprehensive Sex Ed vs. Abstinence Only. Sex, ect. 6 April 2007. Web. 6 April 2014.

This video is from Sex, etc and they talk about sex related issues; in this particular video they are tackling comprehensive vs. abstinence. They interview a representative about his views on each issue. He is strongly against the views about abstinence only programs. He says they were giving out false information that contraceptives do not work. They said they would not stop unplanned pregnancies and or STD’s and also false information about abortions. He believes that whatever information students are receiving on sex they should be accurate. Misleading information and can changes someone’s life. He stresses to learn the facts and make smarter decisions based on the facts that have been learned. The facts are to be safe about sex and that comprehensive sex education thinks that abstinence is the only way to be completely safe from pregnancies and STD’s; but also with contraceptives those things can be prevented. This relates to my topic because it wants teenagers to have the accurate information about sex and abstinence. It promotes comprehensive education because it is the best method of informing people about certain topics about sex.

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podcast on comprehensive sex education - Yahoo Video Search Results

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Common Sense: The Case for Comprehensive Sex Ed in IL. Planned Parenthood. Podcast. N.d. Web. 7 April 2014.

This podcast is about comprehensive sex and what it really is all about and scientific and public support on issue. They interview parents, teachers and supporters of this type of education and see how they feel about it.  This podcast makes it clear that comprehensive sex education not only informs children of the risks that come with sex but also delays teenagers having sexual relations. Studies have shown that it has reduced the rate and risk of teen pregnancy and STD’s. It has also increased the use of contraceptives and condoms since comprehensive sex education has been introduced. Parents want their children to know every option and also be taught about abstinence. It is important for teenagers to know the risk of having sex. One parent makes that comment of “treating kids like humans,” and it is only fair to teach them the correct information and options out there. This podcast relates to my research because it shows that people are supporting comprehensive sex education just like I do.  Studies have been shown that this method along with abstinence works and reduces the act of having sexual intercourse. This is a reliable source because planned parenthood helps those who were not taught the correct information about sex

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The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines: Gilbert Muller: 9780073383941: Amazon.com: Books

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Quindlen, Anna. “Sex Ed.” McGraw Hill Reader. Issues across the Disciples. Ed. Gilbert Muller. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011. 275-276. Print.

Quindlen’s essay talks about her amazement of what she saw when she visited a Plan Parenthood in one of New York’s poorest neighborhoods. She is shocked about how much information they knew that dealt with human sexuality; they could give definitions and could tell exactly how the reproductive organs worked. They did not use contraceptives because they bad for their health and could cause side effects. All the girls she talked to ended up being pregnant and planned on keeping the baby. The moral of the story is that high school students are having sex just to have sex. Sex to them it is just an action to look cool and has no emotional connection to it. If someone is a virgin it is seen high school students eyes as immaturity. In Quindlen’s time being pregnant was something teenagers feared and would be hidden by all means possible. These days pregnancy is no longer hidden but shown with no recollection of what pregnancy really means. This essay relates to my research because it shows that pregnancy is a booming thing in every city and the things that children are learning are not in the classroom but by their peers and others, which could be false information. It is important to teach children the information about not having sexual intercourse and if it is done the ways of preventing pregnancies and what is to happen it prevention methods fail. Quindlen’s information is creditable because she is a journalist and novelist that has written for the New York Post and The New York Times.

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Abstinence-Only vs. Sex Ed - YouTube

Amanda Marcotte of RH Reality Check argues for the value of comprehensive sex education over teaching abstinence only.
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Abstinence Only vs. Sex Ed. RH Reality Check. 9 September 2008. Web. 5 April 2014.

This video shows the difference between Abstinence only based programs and Comprehensive Sex Education programs in schools and proves that comprehensive programs are the better choice. They talk about the false information about comprehensive sex education classes and how they are teaching students to have sex at early ages and only abstinence should be taught. The comprehensive program does cover abstinence and to hold out on sex before marriage is the best idea but it also shows ways to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies and STD’s if the abstinence method does fall through. Abstinence is something of wishful desire but in real life things happen and plans to stay abstinent do come to an end for some people. Most people who are married today have confessed to having sex before marriage. So knowing that most people are having sex before marriage it is critical to teach people ways to stay safe. Also the video states that abstinence only programs and comprehensive programs have the same pregnancy and STD rates. The RH Reality Check Organization is a place of daily news on various topics. They want to empower people and their opinions. It relates to my research because it proves that comprehensive sex education is a better method when teaching about sex education and also includes abstinence; which is the best of both worlds because both topics are being taught to students.

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COLUMBIA: SC House: Sex-ed classes should be medically accurate, not just focusing on abstinence (+survey) | Politics | The State

COLUMBIA: SC House: Sex-ed classes should be medically accurate, not just focusing on abstinence (+survey) | Politics | The State | Better Sex Education | Scoop.it
A bill that would require public school districts to teach “medically accurate” information about health and sex, and report to the state and parents what they are teaching, is heading to the S.C. House floor for debate. The House Education and Public Works Committee voted 10 to 6 Tuesday with bi-partisan support to advance the proposal. The bill also would require sex-ed teachers to be certified in health by August 2020.
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Self, Jamie. “Sex-Ed classes should be Medically accurate, not just focusing on abstinence.” The State. 1 April 2014. Web. 5 April 2014.

A new proposal to update the 26 year old Abstinence Only law is under way. The state house committee believes that students in South Carolina class rooms should be taught ‘medically accurate’ information and sex education topics. This bill requires schools to report to the state and parents the new curriculum that will be taught at the schools. Also teachers who are teaching the sex education it is now mandatory for them to be certified but August 2020. New topics like sex out of marriage and sex not for reproduction will be introduced and taught how to protect one in those situations. Right now curriculums are supposed to report to state but most are not, with this new bill if not reported they Department of Education will withhold one percent of money from school until it is reported. The state believes this bill will help reduced the pregnancy rate because the majority of teenagers in this society are not practicing abstinence. This article backs up my research because the method of abstinence is statistically not working and should be updated to aware students of the complications with sex. Doing away with abstinence completely is not necessary but to teach both together is the best way to approach teenagers today. It is a credible source because it is in the state news paper and it a bill that needs to be updated with the way society is today.

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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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Sex Education: Definitions & Point by Point Comparison.  Advocatesforyouth.com. Np. 2001. Web. 6 April 2014.

This website is directed towards youth and parents that inform them of important information.  The article gives the definitions of both comprehensive sex and abstinence. It says that comprehensive education is a healthy way to tech about sexuality  and it should be embraced; abstinence on the other hand that is being taught teaches students that sex before marriage will have negative effects on life that deal with emotional and psychological problems. It shows in the chart that comprehensive education broadens topics that deal with abstinence, contraceptives, healthy relationships, sexual health etc. Abstinence teaches abstinence only and focuses on the negative effects that come it pre-marital sex. It also shows how comprehensive teaches the accurate medical conditions that come out of sex, abstinence show exaggerated statistics. Programs like that usually try to show things that make students fear sexual relations. This chart helps relate to my topic because it shows the pros and effectiveness of comprehensive sex education. It also shows the real truths of abstinence only programs and why they are less effective. This website it also credible because it gives truthful information about both topics and directs itself towards teens who need this information the most.

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Comprehensive Sex Education for Teens is More Effective than Abstinence. Nursing Journal Articles. March 2012. Web. 6 April 2014.

This article is talking about studies and surveys given out to states across the nation dealing with Abstinence based sex education classes. The United States is the number one country for highest pregnancies and STD rates due to the curriculum on sex education in the schools. Studies have shown that Abstinence sex education classes have been proven to increase the rate of pregnancies and births. The most effective method due to studies is the comprehensive sex and HIV education along with using contraceptives and abstinence. With this method the people who are teaching these methods can be confident with their teaching once they have been trained. Not only should schools inform kids of this method but also their parents. A new curriculum was made up for the nation and has been released since the article was published. This subject relates to my research directly because abstinence is not the only way to teach sex education classes. They should be taught with comprehensive sex education, prevention and also abstinence. This article is comes from a believable source because it is from a medical journal and they studies were done by people who are in the medical field.

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Q&A: The President of Planned Parenthood of NYC Weighs in on the City's New Sex Ed Program

Q&A: The President of Planned Parenthood of NYC Weighs in on the City's New Sex Ed Program | Better Sex Education | Scoop.it
Starting this spring, students in New York City's middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
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Lewis, Sam. Interview with Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood. “Q&A: Head of Planned Parenthood NYC on the City’s New Sex Ed Mandate.” Thirteen.org. 11 August 2011. Web. 6 April 2014.

This interview was with Joan Malin who is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and comments on the benefits of sex education. She talks about how the poorest communities have no sex education and the negative affects it has on them because they have the highest rates of STD’s and pregnancy. With sex education she believes it will make their lives better because of the good decisions they make. Malin talks about appropriate aged education and how they are very important because as children age the more in-depth information they will need. As for the younger kids she thinks that teaching abstinence is the best way to them about sex. When asked why she thinks sex education should be taught as early as possible she says that children are getting information from outside sources and it is important to make sure they are taught the correct information. She is avid about teachers being trained in the fields they teach about and also getting the information to students as early and correctly as possible because this will help reduce pregnancies and unwanted STD’s. The interview with Malin relates to my research because it stress how important this information is; also that the earlier they get it the better their choices may become. They will be smarter with the knowledge rather than knowing nothing at all. This is a credible source because Planned Parenthood is an organization that informs and helps people with their problems and prevents them.

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