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Contemporary Moral Problems TTR 1130-1245In todays society there is an on going debate over sex education and its influence on our children The question is no longer should sex education be taught but rather how it should be taught DeCarlo 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 greater importance now then ever before By denying children sex education you are in a sense sheltering them from the harsh realities they are bound to encounter Sex education has become an essential part of the curriculum and by removing the information provided by this class well be voluntarily putting our children in dangerDuring the teenage years every boy and girl undergo major changes in the body that most of the time need explaining This underscores one of the most evident reasons for sexual education being taught to students Sex education can help children to cope with the many changes caused by the onset of puberty One such example is a females first menstruation and the uneasiness they feel If this girl had been informed of this change prior to its onset then her 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 Lindsell 2Students are taught about the anatomy of the human body and how and why it works the way it
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