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#1 14 years ago

Okay I was going to discuss this in another thread but it would completely sidetrack the discussion and I wanted to know what people though.

First some facts

-Each year, 10% of all women aged 15-19 become pregnant. -One in five women (19%) obtaining abortions are teens. (this is all women not just 15-19) -Teen pregnancies account for about 1/4 of all accidental pregnancies annually. -out of risky sexuality 1 in 4 will get STD's (sexually transmitted diseases)

-aprox 25% of 15 year olds have had sex -aprox 55% of 17 year olds have had sex -aprox 80% of 19 year olds have had sex -aprox 20% of young people do not have sex while teens

-Each year in America almost one million teenagers become pregnant, and approximately four in ten girls become pregnant at least once before reaching the age of twenty.

-The rate in Great Britain is 2 in 10 girls and we are the next highest on the list

- In 1960, the percentage of unmarried teen births was only 15%. Since then, the increase in out-of-wedlock births has been staggering. Today, some 80% of teen pregnancies and 75% of teen births are to unmarried girls.

-And some alarming proposed stuff in Britain http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,965772,00.html http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1212734,00.html http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,995943,00.html

Relevant web sites http://www.avert.org/legislation.htm http://www.teenpregnancy.org/resources/data/genlfact.asp http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/04/99/teen_pregnancy/342989.stm

Now the question, do you think sex education is a good thing and does it prevent or encourage teenage intercourse? Does it need to be changed and if so, how?




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#2 14 years ago
GedNow the question, do you think sex education is a good thing and does it prevent or encourage teenage intercourse? Does it need to be changed and if so, how?

Well, in the sex education course I received they tried to scare everyone away from having sex.

We went to go watch a slide show about... well... STD's. "Here's a picture of a penis covered in genital herpes! And there's no cure!", "Here's a picture of a burnt vagina! It got so covered in warts, they have to start burning them off.", "Haha!! You'd need a full body condom to get away from that one!"

The guy was literally laughing.

And then, after that, they showed us pictures of abortions... I don't think I'm going to go into that one. :(




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#3 14 years ago
And then, after that, they showed us pictures of abortions...

kinda off topic, but you see? It is killing life! It is murder! The babies are people.

back on topic: I think it encourages it...I really don't have anything else to say about it...




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#4 14 years ago
DarthSporkykinda off topic, but you see? It is killing life! It is murder! The babies are people.
Just because it's discussing doesn't mean it's murder.
back on topic: I think it encourages it...I really don't have anything else to say about it...
How would you know? You're home schooled. You've never had sex education. Now shoosh.



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#5 14 years ago

I'm part of that 20% that's never had it in their teens..

Then I'm also part of a smaller group that hasnt had it by 25... lol.




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#6 14 years ago

Well my sex education course sounds a lot like Covin's: "There's no safe sex, and if you have sex before marriage, she'll get pregnant!" They really put emphasis on STDs and teen pregnancy, problably for scare tactics.




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#7 14 years ago

Sex ed is your parents sitting you down about the talk.

They don't take that responsibility because they're *retards*.

"I don't want to teach my kid about sex, shouldn't public schools be doing something about that?!"




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#8 14 years ago

Yea, mine was exactly like aoxomoxoa's and Covin's...and they put the emphasis on the stuff you've already talked about...

I think it's fine to educate people, but it ought to be done a bit differently..




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#9 14 years ago

I personally will not trust some old hag to teach my kids about the birds and the bees. I'm going to sit my kids down and tell them myself, a *responsibility* many parents fuck up on.




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#10 14 years ago

KillorLiveSex ed is your parents sitting you down about the talk.

They don't take that responsibility because they're *retards*.

For the record, my parents gave me the talk when i was a lot younger. But just assumed that the thread was about the sex ed programs in school.