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Morgan Wilson
11/7 Discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:03pm
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For my argument paper, I have decided to write about how abstinence only sex education courses are not effective. In sex education courses, they should not just preach about abstinence. They should also educate kids about how to be safe if they do choose to engage in sexual intercourse. Teens need to be educated in order to keep them healthy and safe. Just teaching teens about abstinence will leave teens blind when they find themselves choosing to have sex. I chose to write about this because I strongly believe that these kind of courses they teach influence teen pregnancy or at least do not reduce the rate teenage girls are getting pregnant. If teens are not taught how to take precautions and how to have safe sex, teen pregnancy will continue to be an issue. As a teenage girl myself this topic could affect my own life. I had a sex education class that taught me about both but I have some friends that have had abstinence only sex education courses and I could tell they were not well informed with the knowledge they need to know when they choose to have sex. Seeing them lost when it comes to safe sex makes me believe that teens should be taught in their sex educations courses how to be safe. Times have changed and the sex education courses need to change right along with time.
Potential counter arguments for this topics may be that abstinence is the only way thatís 100% effective against pregnancy and sexual transmitted infections. That teaching teens about birth control and safe sex sends them the message that it is acceptable for them to have sex. And this may lead them to have unsafe sex. Some might argue that abstinence builds character in teens. That teens are not mentally and emotionally prepare to engage in sex at a young age. People who argue these points may be religious or ďold fashionĒ and believe that teens should wait to engage in sex until they are married or at least older and emotional prepared. These counter arguments may display valid points but in my opinion my side of the argument will be stronger.
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