Articles Comments. February 14th, Add a Comment. After significant outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases among soldiers in World War I, the federal government became involved and allocated money to educate soldiers about gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.
Soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens are adding urgency to the debate over sex education. Conservatives claim the alarming statistics illustrate why abstinence should be the single mantra when it comes to sex ed. Liberals counter that the increase in disease is the strongest case for more detailed information.
News is a nonprofit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis. From the outset, sex education has been controversial.
When only 13 states in the nation require sex education to be medically accurate, a lot is left up to interpretation in teenage health literacy. Research published by the Public Library of Science shows that when sex education is comprehensive, students feel more informed, make safer choices and have healthier outcomes — resulting in fewer unplanned pregnancies and more protection against sexually transmitted diseases and infection. Of course many young students pick up sexual health information from sources other than school — parents, peers, medical professionals, social media and pop culture.
Inthe Canadian province of Ontario decided to take a bold approach to sexual education—one that went way beyond the birds and the bees. Kids as young as eight learned about same-sex families and the concept of gender identity. Twelve-year-old kids talked about how anal sex could lead to contracting a sexually transmitted infection, while year-olds learned about sexting.
Background: Although the importance of sex education for the youth is well documented in the literature around the world, sex education remains controversial in Iran. Patients and Methods: In this qualitative inquiry, we interviewed 41 young women aged 18 - Focus group discussions and individual interviews were used to collect the data.
The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to reduce these rates, the U. However, a public controversy remains over whether this investment has been successful and whether these programs should be continued.
Going viral on Buzzfeed News, Northwestern Medical Ethics professor Alice Dreger, attended and live tweeted her teenage son's abstinence-based health class. She expressed her disgust and disbelief in the skewed information filling her son's and his peers' heads. She tweeted, "The whole lesson here is 'Sex is part of a terrible lifestyle. Drugs, unemployment, failure to finish school sex is part of the disaster.
Sex ed, that is. Debates over how and even whether sex ed should be taught in schools have raged for more than a centurywith no end in sight. The latter questions are important — and also outside the scope of science.
Incited by dramatic calls to action—some with misleading information—parents and community members flooded the Capitol over the past two months to testify at late-night committee hearings and rally on the steps. A primary concern was a false allegation that Colorado children as young as nine would be taught graphic sex acts in classrooms, and that parents would not be able to opt their students out of sex education. Neither is the case.