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California Teen Birth Rate Sees HUGE Drop, Report Says

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California’s teen birth rate has dropped nearly 60 percent as a result of expanded sex education programs, according to a report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday. The report –- which was based on data collected until 2011 -- revealed that the California teen birth rate reached a 20-year low that year.
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Klein, Rebecca "California Teen Birth Rates see Huge Drop" 19 July 2013. Web. 9 July 2014

According to California birth rate has decrease 60 percent since 2011. the biggest decrease has been seen in the Hispanic race. Kare Ramstrom believes  her programs has something to do with this major decrease. The state law requires the course to be comprehensive and only teach certain information to the teens. California believes students influence each other and the information is just there simply introduce the possible consequences of teenage pregnancy. The state wants the students to have knowledge on the subject just case thy ever get them selves in a situation. The course even teaches the options you have  as well. Do you think some teens take this information seriously ? According to the article, Rastrom believes her programs are working and teens who never had the guidance before is now seeking it and going into a new direction. Sex education may not completely prevent teen pregnancy or even completely stop the students from engaging but it helps them to understand better which could cause a slower reaction. The state of California believes the more the better. Their vote is to keep sex ed in the classroom.

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Sex Ed -The McGraw-Hill Reader

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Quindlen, Anna. “Sex Ed”. The McGraw-Hill Reader. Issues Across the Disciplines Ed. Gilbert H Muller. 11th ed New York. Mc-Grawhill. 2011. 275-277 Print

 

Anna Quindlen writes about her experience in a family clinic. She spent her day with a group of 16 year old girls who cleary knew their knowledge on sex ed. She informs the readers that each girl was pregnant. Clearly by the knowledge they were giving, that the have been taught about sex and consequences but still manage  to get pregnant.  So does that mean that their sex ed classes didn't work for them?  Quindlen expresses her feelings about how she would love for her sons to know everything there is to getting someone pregnant and even how to avoid situations. After spending the day in the family clinic, Quindlen visit the local high school and enters the girls bathroom to see graffito on the wall about a classmate being a virgin She quickly ask around and learn that if you weren't involve that you were consider an out cast.  Teens these days are the ones influence each other to ignore what they learn in prevention courses. Quindlan believes sex ed should be more inforce in schools. After spending some time with girls from the clinic and the school came to a conclusion that it  wasn't the sex ed that influence these girls to get pregnant and was the peer pressure from the other girls or even their partners. Sex Education should be provided in schools.

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State Policies on Sex Education in Schools

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State Policies on Sex Education in Schools
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"State Policies on Sex Education in Schools".23 May 2014 Web. 9 July 2014 http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-policies-on-sex-education-in-schools.aspx

In this article you find some reason on why sex education is being taught in schools. In 2011, a survey indicated that ore than 47ercent  high school openly admitted to having sex. 60 percent admit to using some type of birth control and 23 percent admitted to using the pill. Even though birth has decline some since data collection, the united states still has the highest birth rate .The state believes that 3 out of 10 girls will get pregnant in highschool and will not graduate.  The babies that are produce from these young mothers are most likely not to be successful in this life time. A way to prevent this is to host pregnancy prevention course and to make it a requirement. The states feels sex education courses is doing their jobs in the school an votes to keep the course running through the school. State policies require the students to be introduce to sex ed and to be limited on the knowledge they learn. The schools feels its their jobs and they're being held responsible for the outcome of teenage pregnancy. Sex ed is needed.

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This Just In: Sexual Education Helps Lower Teen Pregnancy | Life360 - The New Family Circle Blog

This Just In: Sexual Education Helps Lower Teen Pregnancy | Life360 - The New Family Circle Blog | Can sex education in public schools help prevent teen pregnancy ? | Scoop.it
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"This Just In: Sexual Education Helps Lower Teen Pregnancy" Life360.com 15 May 2012 Web. 9 July 2014

 

 The author of this blog has done some research dating back to the 1940s concerning teen pregnancy and the education they have concerning sex. According to the CDC, the prevention has come from all the programs that parents have been fighting for decades to get remove from the schools. the author support their claims by comparing Mississippi birth rates to New Hampshire birth rates. Mississippi is a state that does not require  students to receive pregnanc prevention course and has one the highest birth rates at 55 percent. Do you think that's  enough to convince people to allow their children to receive sex education while in school? " New Hampshire on the other hand requires what is called comprehensive sex education. This includes educating students on both abstinence AND contraceptive use and disease prevention." The author only compares two states together, so what about the other 48 states who may do offer sex ed in school and have a low birth rate.  All schools should at least have a comprehensive sex ed program.

 

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SEX ED TOO LATE?

SEX ED TOO LATE? | Can sex education in public schools help prevent teen pregnancy ? | Scoop.it
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 "Sex Ed Too Late." Cartoon 5 November 2012 Web. 9 July 2014

At what age and grad is a good time to beging teaching pre teens and teens about sex eduacation? Charlie Brown is an old famous carrtoon created in the 1950's use to relate to children and  teens with everyday issues, including self esteem. In the  image above, Charlie Brown and Friends are seen attending school and coming across a poster with todays schedule on what they will learn in school today.The cartoon clearly  displays two important questions that ask when should children in school be introduce to the topic of sex ed.   Meaning when is the apporiate age  and grade to learn about Sex Education. In todays society,  a typical argument relaying to sex education is "is sex education helping the students lean away from sex and promote abstience" or "Is it making the students want to have have sex which could result in teen pregnancy?" The author's intentions seems to be good by using the Peanuts for his main characters of his image to making the topic a little bit more easiser to deal with, and also leave your mind wondering when is the right age for the children to learn in school. Do you think he's even hinting elementry school since he use such an old cartoon that kids seem to be aware of? Sex education in oublic schools are there o educate all on the details on the human body and the risks caused from sex.

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Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy | Can sex education in public schools help prevent teen pregnancy ? | Scoop.it
MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Comprehensive sex education may help reduce teen pregnancies without increasing levels of sexual intercourse or sexually transmitted diseases.
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Many agree that comprehensive sex ed is the cause of decrease in teen pregnancy. The article states comprehensive sex ed is helping decreasing pregnancy with out increase sexual activity and stds.  Some are trying to debate if abstinence should only be taught or to keep comprehensive sex ed in the classrooms. Including the introduction of birth control.  Paula Kohler did some research and found 25 percent of teens have recieved the abstinence only course and about two thirds received the comprehensive sex ed course.  However, there is no edvidence that shows and proves that abstinence only courses have decrease teen pregnancy around the United States. The information  in the article and data bases supports comprehensive sex education in classrooms for teens.

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MTC Library: Comprehensive Sex Education Reduces Teen Pregnancies

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Potera, Carol. "Comprehensive Sex Education Reduces Teen Pregnancies."  2008 Web. 9 July 2014

Comprehensive sex ed reduces teen pregnancies.

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Sex Ed: Too far or not far enough

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In October, the NYC Department of Education introduced a new required course for sexual education for grades 6-12 that will began in January. As news about the course spread, many objected to this change claiming it's exposing kids to too much information.
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 Reed, Shaquana (9 November 2012) East Side Community High School Runner-Up, Community News. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sex-ed-article-1.1198273

 

Should middle schooler's be taught sex ed or should that be a subject in high school? The department of education in NYC announce that the will be offering sex education from the grades 6 through 12. Many parents object to idea claiming it is exposing their children to too much at an young age. Some even believe the material being taught is way different than the old sex ed material taught back then.  The new course that will be taught will discuss some ways the students should protect them selves instead of practicing abstinence. Some parents are evening arguing that some information that is being provide that the schools shouldn't not have a right to teach them. Its the parents job to decide when and where they would like to discuss teen pregnancy with their children. New York city has a high rate of teenage pregnancy and sexual transmitted disease. Do you think all states should agree when its the right age to teach or should sex ed classes be vote out completely? Is the knowledge of sex ed still worth. Believing that some students will still grasp the importance and consequence around sex at an young age.

 

 

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Peter Hitchens on BBCQT - Sex Education Causes Teenage Pregnancy - YouTube

Classic Question Time: Peter Hitchens Sex Education Causes Teenage Pregnancy
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"Sex education Causes Teenage Pregnancy " 7 November 2013 Web. 9 July 2014

 

Peter Hitchens is columnist who believes that sex education cause teen pregnancy and that sex education  in the schools is introducing the ideas to the teenagers. He believes that our country was once a "Christian" country and believes sex should be held for marriage. He also believes that television, internet and certain radio lyrics also have a huge affect on teenagers minds and plays apart in the influence to engage in sexual activity at a young age. Hitchens is totally against sex ed being taught in schools. He compares it to having their innocence being stolen. What is the purpose of sex ed ?  The more the teenagers know he strongly believes that sex education is the reason and cause for the high teenage pregnancy. His claims are more  opinion base then facts. Do I agree the learning about sex ed will influence more than the next person would? No, but I do agree and feel that knowing the information that's being taught in sex ed is very reliable and good source to know would have to disagree with his beliefs.

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