Comprehensive vs. Abstinence Argumentative Essay by Kara

Comprehensive vs. Abstinence
This is an argumentative essay written on the side of comprehensive sexuality education in schools verses the traditional abstinence-only sex education.
# 7002 | 1,920 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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Should schools include comprehensive birth control education within the sexuality education curriculum? This paper argues this serious question that needs attention as every year millions of teenagers are making decisions that affect them the rest of their lives. The author feels that a clear effective program should be a major priority for educators and politicians. This paper analyzes articles that were published within the past few years written by those who did research in the field and had their results to prove their point. It argues strongly on behalf of the comprehensive sexuality education. If information is left out, students are left out.

From the Paper:

""I lost my virginity at age 16 to my high school sweetheart and he dumped me two months later. Sex was never a big issue in my junior high or high school; I never fully learned everything until I got to college when they gave incoming freshman a test and a presentation. You mostly learn things about sex from friends and sometimes parents." --JM, ( This is a submission of a young lady to a website dedicated to educating young adults about what they deserve to know about sexuality. Are websites such as this one necessary? According to young people like JM, they are. Parents would be alarmed to find out that most adolescents learn more about sex from their peers than from parents or school. The same adolescents who cited peers as their principal source of information on sex also had more permissive standards about sexuality than those whose sources were more reliable (Fromme & Emihovich, 1998)."

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