Everyone knows how to have sex; that knowledge is literally built into our DNA. Sex ed just adds knowledge about practicing safe sex. It lets us understand the complexities, how to avoid STDs, and gives us choices about when we want to have children. After realizing that kids everywhere will become sexually active regardless of what they’re taught, the moral choice becomes teaching them safety. More information to consider:
Created by: Public Health Degree
- Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy: Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S.
- STDs in Adolescents and Young Adults
- Facts on American Teens’ Sources of Information About Sex, February 2011
- Differences in Teenage Pregnancy Rates Among Five Developed Countries: The Roles of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use
- National Sexuality Education Standards, Core Content and Skills, K-12
- Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: ‘Abstinence Works’