Sex Education and the Student
A look at the different types of sex education used around the world and the effectiveness of each type.
# 53880 | 2,019 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Nov 29, 2004 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , Education (Social Issues) , Gender and Sexuality (General)
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This paper examines how styles of sex education vary widely among schools around the world. It looks at how, in the United States, approximately 35% of sex education programs used in public schools are so-called abstinence-only programs funded by the U. S. government. It explores how studies show that this program gives weaker results than the abstinence-plus program or the medically accurate sexuality education programs and draws upon sex education programs around the world as a comparison.
From the Paper:"Australia's program has been met with a degree of success. Research shows that the age of first intercourse is later and unwanted pregnancies are fewer when people had participated in sexual education programs. In general Australian high schools are a positive environment for the teaching of sex education. Each state and territory has its own curriculum and most programs allow teachers to have the freedom to teach students what they want to learn about sexuality. Over the past twenty years, Australia has seen a drop in teen pregnancy rates."
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