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ABCs and STDs In todays society there is an ongoing debate over sex education and its influence on children With teenage pregnancy rates higher than ever and the imminent threat of the contraction of STDs such as HIV the role of sex education in the school is of a greater importance now than ever before Some opponents to sex education in school believe that it is not effective and that it encourages children to have sex They believe that sex education does more harm than good However I like 90 of Americans believe that sex education belongs in the education system Yahoo I believe that by denying children sex education you are in a sense sheltering them from the harsh realities they are bound to encounter Sex education is a fundamental and essential part of an education and by removing it we are putting adolescents in serious danger During the teenage years every boy or girl goes through major changes in their body Sex education can help children cope with the many changes caused by the onset of puberty Hormonal and physical changes in the body begin without warning and children need to understand why these changes are occurring and that these changes are completely normal Learning and comprehending how ones body works is a fundamental part in any persons life and the ability to gain this knowledge should not be removed by anyone including the United States government clergy or angry parents that believe it is better to use the dont ask dont tell policy This information is needed to ensure that children understand why they are feeling increased sensitivity due to the opposite sex and what these feelings are likely to lead to encompass At the beginning of puberty hormones start rushing and all teenagers begin to experience sexual urges Increased sexual exploration is not controllable by anyone including parents or teachers Its a natural function of the
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