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Default Should Sex Education be taught more in schools to prevent things such as teen pregnan - 12-26-2009, 07:08 PM

Teen Pregnancy is 100% preventable. What are things that can be done to prevent it? What are things that can be done to spread awareness of all the negative side effects of having sex at a young age.
I am a teen mom, so negative comments about teenage mothers can be left out. and teaching abstains is out of the question. TEACHING ABSTINCE does not work
   
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Default 12-31-2009, 07:08 PM

teen pregnancy isn't preventable, people are going to have sex even if you provide them with most horrific pictures of diseases and bash them with education on it. looks at programs like D.A.R.E or G.R.E.A.T. i still see teens doing drugs and joining gangs. teens are humans too, they all have desires and choices. IMO, it's the parents responsibility to educate their child on sex. the child should have a strong ethical and moral foundation from home. morals don't come from school, why should schools waste time teaching sex when they could be teaching something useful like economics, math, programming, history, chemistry etc.
   
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Default 01-04-2010, 07:08 PM

I think that parents need to take more responsibility in educating their children about sex and preventative measures, I think that teens take on a lot of qualities that their parents exude, for example if a parent is embarrassed about discussing sex then the child will be embarrassed about discussing it with the parent.
   
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Default 01-07-2010, 07:08 PM

the only way pregnancy can be 100% preventable 100% of the time is by not having sex. teens are likely to have sex so we can just hope the ones that do use a condom and are on the pill for double protection. I think SE should be taught at all schools.
   
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Default 01-10-2010, 07:08 PM

I think there is enough sex Ed. where I live. We learn about pretty much everything you need to know - All the types of contraception and how to use them/where to get them, the STDs - what they look like (graphic pictures) and symptoms plus what can be done about them if you do contract one. We LentNTbout the physical and emotional sides of sex and were shown how to put condoms on fake penises and all that.

Teen pregnancy is practically non-existent in my country but the average age to have sex is 17. It's all about education. Abstinence teaching ISN'T education.
   
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Default 01-11-2010, 07:08 PM

The TV show "16 & Pregnant" makes me remember my birth control.

I think Sex Ed. should be taught in schools, it's obvious parents aren't doing it. Teen pregnancy is on the rise which is horrid since it had been down for so many years!
   
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Default 01-12-2010, 07:08 PM

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Default 01-15-2010, 07:08 PM

I agree that it's preventable, and I recommend the book Questions Young People Ask?Answers That Work (published by Jehovah's Witnesses) as part of sex education. In the link below, I've included an article about teen pregnancy- it doesn't just include useful information about handling it, but also about advice about prevention.
Resorting to scare tactics is simply ineffective and, quite honestly, a poor idea. Youth should be shown the realistic consequences of their actions and besides that, they need to have good reason to avoid getting pregnant in the first place. I really hope you find the article below useful!
   
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Default 01-18-2010, 07:08 PM

Lol I always skip sex ed CZ the more I learn bout it the more I want sex.So yeah, Im a virgin.It must be different for others tho. Im weird -__-
   
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