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5 Reasons Why Parents Should Push For Comprehensive Sex Education

With so much discussion regarding sex-ed at the national level, it is important to know the benefits of comprehensive sexuality education.

Comprehensive sex education aims to give students the knowledge, attitudes, skills and values to make appropriate and healthy choices in their sexual lives. Comprehensive sex educations encompasses curriculum on abstinence, consent, autonomy, healthy relationships, STI prevention, contraceptive education, puberty, sexual diversity, and much more.

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Comprehensive Sex Education Reduces The Rates of Teen Pregnancy.

Comprehensive Sex Education Reduces The Rates of Teen Pregnancy.

In a study looking into the sexual risk-taking of youth between the ages of 15 to 19, students who were given comprehensive sex-ed are 50 percent less likely to experience an unintended pregnancy than those who are given abstinence-only sex-ed.

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Parents May Need Help Teaching About Current Contraceptive Options’.

Parents May Need Help Teaching About Current Contraceptive Options’.

It’s super important for parents to talk to their kids about how to use condoms and other forms of contraception. But parents often don’t have all the correct information and instructions, and therefore aren’t able to give their kids the skills they need in order to stay healthy.
That shouldn’t stop parents from talking about healthy sexuality and contraception, but it’s a reminder that kids should have trained professionals to provide them with the most current medically-accurate information.

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Values About Sex Can Be Taugt At Home, But Facts Should Be Taught By Trained Professionals.

Values About Sex Can Be Taugt At Home, But Facts Should Be Taught By Trained Professionals.

As parents, you have the duty and right to pass your values about sex onto our kids. If part of your family’s values system is waiting until marriage for sex, that’s fine. Comprehensive programs should be teaching programs that prepare all kids to have healthy and happy lives, and give them facts that will help keep them safe.

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There Are Great Programs That Emphasize Abstinence And Provide Information About Contraception And STI Prevention.

There Are Great Programs That Emphasize Abstinence And Provide Information About Contraception And STI Prevention.

Programs that combine abstinence-until-marriage information with recommendations for condom and contraceptive use are shown to positively impact teens’ sexual health and behavior by pushing back the age at which they first have sex, as well as reducing pregnancy and STI rates. It’s really the best of both worlds.

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Even Kids Who Wait To Have Sex Can Benefit From Comprehensive Sex-Ed Programs.

Even Kids Who Wait To Have Sex Can Benefit From Comprehensive Sex-Ed Programs.

Most kids will have sex eventually and will use some form of birth control, even in marriage. A comprehensive sex-ed curriculum can help them when the time is right.
If consent education is included, all kids can benefit from the empowering message of bodily autonomy and respect for others.

Most of us hope our kids will wait until they’re older to have sex, but it’s time we faced reality and offered our kids a healthier sexual education.