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IntroductionAudience hook Most everyone has heard the old saying that ignorance is bliss but is that all together true Anyone with children must think of ignorance or lack of knowledge vs well informed knowledge as the child reaches the age where things such as sex pregnancy and STDs become a possibility The controversy over the topic of what is taught to the youth of the United States is something that will never go away due to so many different moral beliefs Thesis Statement Research suggests that youth with more conservative and incomprehensive sex education are less likely to delay sexual encounters or use contraception which may lead to negative outcomes such as unintended pregnancy and higher risks of developing many different types of STDsIn the United States most sex education programs fall under federal funding regulations and cannot include information about contraception or safe sex practices Stanger-Hall Hall 2011 Other nations such as The Netherlands go the more liberal route of teaching sexual responsibility and accepts the sexuality of their youth offering a positive sex environmentFerguson Vanwesenbeeck Knijn 2008 Preview of Main pointsUnintended pregnancyHigher risks of developing many different types of STDsYouth with more conservative and incomprehensive sex education are less likely to delay sexual encounters or use contraception which could lead to negative outcomes such as unintended pregnancyAlthough the United States birth rate has declined our country remains to have the highest birth rates and one of the highest STD rates among other developed nations Science and Success 2008 If we look at the pregnancy rates of the United States compared to those of The Netherlands from 2000 the rate for the US females aged 15-19 was about 85 out of every 1000 while the rate for The Netherlands was only 14 out of every 1000 Ferguson et al 2008Show visual aid Stanger-Hall Hall 2011 p 2Some possible consequences of teen pregnancy include youth that are
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