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In todays society there is an on going debate over sex education and its influence on kids The question is no longer should sex education be taught but rather how it should be taught With teenage pregnancy rates higher than ever and with the imminent threat of the contraction of STDs such as HIV the role of sex education in the school is of greater importance now then ever before By denying children sex education we are in a way sheltering them from the realities they are bound to encounter Sex education has become an essential part of the curriculum and by removing the information provided by sex education classes well be putting many children in danger During the teenage years every boy and girl undergo major changes in the body which most of the time needs explaining Sex education can help children to cope with the many changes caused by puberty One example is a females first menstruation and the uneasiness they feel If girls are informed of this change prior then their ability to accept and understand it would be greatly enhanced Hormonal and physical changes in the body begin without warning and a child needs to know why these changes are occurring Students are taught about the anatomy of the human body and how and why it works the way it does Knowing and understanding how ones body works is a fundamental part any persons life and ability to gain this knowledge should not be removed At the beginning of puberty hormones start rushing and all teenagers begin to experience sexual urges Its not something anyone can control Its a natural function of the body and has been since the beginning of time With this hormone rush comes experimentation among teenagers They begin to explore their bodies along with the bodies of other people No one can prevent teenagers from having sex no matter what you preach If students are having
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