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Default 01-22-2010, 07:08 PM

The ONLY thing that can 100% prevent pregnancy is abstinence. PERIOD. It's not what many people want to hear, but it's a FACT that no form of contraceptive is 100% safe. Condoms can break, even when put on right. The pill sometimes doesn't work. Teens need to be aware that whenever they have sex there's a chance they can pregnant no matter how much protection they use. Therefore, abstinence is the only true protection.
   
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Default 01-26-2010, 07:08 PM

I think that sex education should be taught more in schools, but I think that parents should talk to their teens about sex. It shouldn't be awkward because we all know about sex. I knew what sex was when I was in Kinder-garden, so parents need to talk to their kids about it before it's too late. I'm fifteen & I'm saving sex for marriage, where you don't have to worry about getting pregnant or anything else
   
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Default 01-27-2010, 07:08 PM

should definitely be taught more often. I'm a teenage and just had a sex ed class today ... they teach you so much so everyone is more aware of the Di's and dint's and its a laugh with your mates.
   
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Default 01-31-2010, 07:08 PM

Teaching abstinence just makes things worse. We are teens we like to do the opposite of what people tell us Lil. Well maybe if these idiots can just use CONDOMS! Where i live they are always giving out free condoms on the street to prevent AIDS and pregnancy. Whats so hard about going to the store and buying a pack?
   
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Default 02-02-2010, 07:08 PM

In an ideal world, education about sex and its consequences would always be discussed at home. But this is far from an ideal world. Many parents are too embarrassed to talk to their kids about sex. Parents may also think that talking about it will be like giving permission to do it. And I recently read an article where a lot parents think their kids aren't interested in sex, so they don't feel they need to talk about it. For these reasons and many others, many parents don't talk about sex at all. The next step is to teach comprehensive sex education. In the US, only 14% of public schools teach comprehensive sex education. That means the majority of teens in the US don't know how to properly protect themselves. And yes, kids are going to do it anyway and that is EXACTLY why they should be taught how to be safe. I also think that this comprehensive sex ed should include seminars where teen parents and people with STDs come in and talk to the students. As someone very close to two teen moms, I know how extremely difficult it can be to raise a child at that age. Most sexually active teens probably aren't thinking about how 80% of teen moms will end up on welfare at some point, how less than half of teen moms under 18 will graduate high school, and that diseases like herpes and AIDS are with your for life. It's harder to think that teen pregnancy or an STD "won't be that bad" when you've seen first hand that people can and do suffer the consequences every day, and it isn't anything like most TV shows.
   
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Default 02-21-2012, 04:52 PM

We are teens we like to do the opposite of what people tell us used only condom. His not know they are always giving out free condoms on the street to prevent AIDS and pregnancy. So education try to in school.
   
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