Sex Education: Teaching Abstinence is the Only Way?
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Actor Haley Joel Osment Talks New Film 'Sex Ed'

Actor Haley Joel Osment Talks New Film 'Sex Ed' | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
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This is basically an interview for a movie named Sex Ed. Its about a teacher who once had dreams of being a geometry teacher but later realized that the students lacked sex education and decided to take that course instead. The teachers hits a few uncomfortable spots but he is determined to teach the students.

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Digication e-Portfolio :: Shoshanna C. Jadoonanan :: Promoting Sexual Education: An Argumentative Essay

Digication e-Portfolio :: Shoshanna C. Jadoonanan :: Promoting Sexual Education: An Argumentative Essay | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
Digication e-Portfolio :: Shoshanna C. Jadoonanan by Shoshanna Jadoonanan at Stony Brook University. Shoshanna JadoonananProfessor AzzaraWriting 102.0209 January 2014 Promoting Sexual Education between Doctors, Parents, Schools, and Children as Early as Elementary SchoolSource: Hispanically Speaking News (If you would like to view the following content in its original source formatting, you may access it here: Argumentative Essay – Jadoonanan.pdf.)             The debate over
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This source was a good way of looking at the argument in a different way. It included the younger generation of kids learning about sex ed. Parents want the best for their kids and they want to feel like they have done everything the can to make sure they are given the best. Its important that they learn everything they need to know.  In the eyes of parents, they want their children to travel on the safest path to adulthood. Teaching abstinence would probably be easier but at the same time, other important facts are left out. Abstinence is a well known moral issue. Shoshanna C. Jadoonanan said  “The promotion of sexual abstinence programs may not only produce negative physical effects in children uneducated about the many dimensions of sexuality, but abstinence-only-until-marriage programs cause psychological distress among children as well.”

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Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find | UGA Today

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Researchers of Athens, GA discovered that public schools teaching sex ed had higher teen birth rates. They indicated that “rates were lower when being taught comprehensive sex and/or HIV education, covering abstinence alongside proper contraception and condom use. States whose laws stressed the teaching of abstinence until marriage were significantly less successful”. This issue has also been brought up to congress but nothing has really changed. Some sex ed teachers may break the rules and branch out more to safe sex while also talking about abstinence. Students have the right to know all of their options so they can make the right decisions.

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Abstinence Only?

Abstinence Only? | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
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This picture expresses the main issue with sex education classes. They only learn abstinence. The students don’t learn about the of their bodies. Abstinence gives students the idea that they are suppose to wait until they are married to have sex and that the only way to avoid diseases and etc. is to not have it at all. This makes them unaware of the potential consequences of sex.

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Sex Ed by Anna Quindlen

Quindlen, Anna. “Sex Ed” The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines.E.d Muller, Gilbert. New York City, New York: McGraw-Hill.2014.198-199.print.

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In the beginning of Quindlen’s essay, she recalls the day she was sitting in a clinic located in one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. She sat with a group of young teens who later amazed her with their knowledge human sexuality. Quindlen mentioned someone having the thought that sex education in school would lower or prevent teen pregnancy, but just like the girls in that clinic, students will do what they want. Regardless of the fact that its good to teach young people about sex and the possible outcomes of the act, it could cause too much pressure and the students to wonder if the class is teaching them about abstinence or contraceptives . A person of the opposite sex, mainly the male could easily manipulate  the mind of a female into thinking that their way is better and there won’t be consequences to suffer.

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Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
When public schools refuse to acknowledge gender differences, we betray boys and girls alike
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This source came from an article in the magazine “Time”. The title bluntly gives the main idea of the article. “Put The Sex Back in Sex Ed” expresses how correctly teaching Sex Ed can give young people, especially females life planning advice

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Abstinence-Only and Comprehensive Sex Education and the Initiation of Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy - Journal of Adolescent Health

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Just teaching abstinence doesn't work.

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Sex Education (Why It Doesn’t Work)

Sex Education (Why It Doesn’t Work) | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
David Brooks makes a good point: A little while ago, a national study authorized by Congress found that abstinence education programs don’t work. That gave liberals a chance to feel superior because it turns out that preaching traditional morality to students doesn’t change behavior. But in this realm, nobody has the right to feel smug.…
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Teaching abstinence in sex education doesn’t work. David Brooks stated that “This is based on a false model of human nature”.  Many students are curious, meaning if they are told one thing they will do the opposite not knowing the outcomes of their decision. Brooks made another good point when he said “. If you pour them full of moral maxims, they will be more likely to decide properly when temptation arises. If you pour them full of information about the consequences of risky behavior, they will decide to exercise prudence and forswear unwise decisions.”

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HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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Brenda Goodman discusses her reasoning for making a film teaching sex education. She claimed that the way Sex Education is suppose to be taught is wrong. Starting in the 80’s and 90’s abstinence became the subject of sex ed and it was the only thing being taught. Goodman touched on the need of  physiological, emotional and biological tools, not just putting one thing on a body part during the act of sex. Sex educator, Erika Hart believed that a lot of things are ignored and that teens have the right to correctly learn about their bodies and themselves as sexual beings. In her video Brenda stated that “Sex is a class level issue”, meaning the way its taught. Both women express that sex ed teachers would rather hide things and lie to student than give them reality.

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Educational Leadership:Character Education:Where Sex Education Went Wrong

Educational Leadership:Character Education:Where Sex Education Went Wrong | Sex Education: Teaching  Abstinence is the Only Way? | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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This website give pros and cons on sex ed. The part that is pulled from this article is very true. Sex education can cause mixed messages. Students can receive the message that they shouldn’t have sex, but at the same time they should be safe when they do it.

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