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High School Sex Education
An investigation into the effects of sex education in high schools.
# 9462 | 780 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Jr High/High School) , Biology (General)

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This paper looks at the controversy behind high school sex education. It outlines the arguments of both the supporters and the opponents of high school sex education. It looks at the issue of the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, the teaching of abstinence and the question of whether promiscuity or responsibility is encouraged with this education. It deals with the ineffectiveness of present sex education programs and the suggested improvements on the programs. The paper concludes by giving a synopsis on the debate of sex education in high schools.

From the Paper:

"The effect of sexual education in high school has been a contentious subject since the widespread inception of sexual education programs. Opponents of sexual education argue that it results in more liberal sexual attitudes, leading to increased promiscuity among teenagers. In contrast, supporters of sexual education note that education promotes sexual responsibility, thus reducing the incidence of both sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancies among teenagers."

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