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Think about this:

You are at school and it is between classes. On the way to your next class you start to notice students that are pregnant. How many do you count on your way to your next class?

Have you noticed students at your school that are pregnant or that have kids and what do you feel when you see these students?

Do you think the lack of sex education is the problem of teenage pregnancies?

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This blog is for secondary students 7-12 to inform them of teenage pregnancy issues. It will also give information on why sex education is important and should be taught in schools all around in order to teach the youth to wait and say, "iPASS on pregnancy!”

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3001.4.6 Evaluate resources for their credibility, reliability, strengths, and limitations, using criteria appropriate to the discipline.

3001.4.7 Collect evidence in varied ways to answer the research question.

Sex Education in schools have been a touchy issue every since the 1950s. Some issues were that parents did not want schools teaching their children about sex, there were moral issues involved, or schools didn’t know how to teach students about sex. There have been many different ways that schools have tried to implement sex education. But there are still a high percentage of pregnancies and STI’s among secondary students. Schools are students’ first place for socialization among other people, so it is no surprise to say that sex is one of the main places where it is introduced and taken place within the middle and high school students.

In an article called “Where Sex Education Went Wrong (chastity education is suggested instead)” written by Thomas Lickona, he talks about the effects of sexual activities with teenagers and three different ways that sex education was implemented in schools and there effects.

Lickona gave very valuable information throughout his article. He stated that 1 out of every 10 teenage girls becomes pregnant and there are more than 400,000 teenage abortions each year. He them goes to discuss the three models that were implemented to teach sex education. The first was the “Comprehensive Sex Education,” in which originated in the1950s. Lickona stated that this was a neutral approach and only taught about contraception. This also led to a high rate of teen pregnancies (20%) and the rate of teen abortions doubled. The second approach was the “Abstinence, But.” This form of sex education was adopted due to the AIDS/HIV epidemic. He stated that this approached just led students to be confused because it stated that you have to remain abstinent in order to be safe from AIDS/HIV and other STIs, but if you choose to continue to have sex then you need to have protection and use it the correct way. The third approach is the “Direct Sex Education.” This approach teaches students that abstinence is the only way. Direct Sex Education advises youth to wait until they are married, not only for moral and ethical reasons, but for health, physical, and psychological reasons also. (Please click link below to read the full article.)


My favorite quote from this article from Lickona is, “Sex is Powerful,” and it is in so many ways. Our youth today are very media driven and it is the media that gives them the latest on what is cool and what is not. So when you see that the media (TV, magazines, internet) is mostly surrounded by sex, what do you think that tells our youth? Sex is very powerful, especially when it is in your face everywhere you turn.

Sex education classes and/or parenting classes would be a great influence on students and very informative. The problem is that most schools do not have sex education in their school or if you take a family consumer Science class, they only cover the subject of sex in one chapter.

Feel free to explore and leave me your feedback!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Please answer/complete the following:

1. One thing that I learned today was…

2. One thing that surprised me today was…

3. If you sent this blog to your friends what is one thing that you would have to tell them?


  1. One thing that I learn was that this has been an issue since 1950's. I feel if parents do not want their children to be taught/informed about sex education, then they need to step up and get involved. A lot of parents aren't involved in their child's life like they need to be. Back in the 60's 70's and 80's, parents were more involved in their child's life by supporting them when needed. Now, it seems that parents are too busy working multiple jobs just so they can pay their bills and provide for their family and they forget about parenting, which causes their child to have freedom to do whatever and the ending results are babies, being on drugs, and other things of that nature.

    One thing that surprised me was the numbers (statistics) that 1 out of every 10 teenage girl becomes pregnant as well as over 400,000 teenage abortions. I definitely didn't know that the numbers where this high, but then again, you can purchase Plan B pills over the counter if your at least 18 years old.

    If I sent this blog to a friend I would probably tell them that this could effect them and they need to reach out to their child or children.

  2. Something I learned /never knew was that there were over 400,000 teen abortions a year. I think it is important for teens to know just because they got an abortion it really doesn't solve anything. After they get an abortion, most likely they are still gonna have sex. Parents should get there kids birth control. I know some people think that its bad for teens to even have sex at a young age but its better to be safe than sorry. In the article, it says one of the main places where teens have sex is at school. Alot of parents think that they're kids are perfect little angels when they are at home but once the step out the house they are totally different people. Its better to be cautious/safe than to not use anything at all besides a condom.

    One thing that suprised me was the fact that 1 out of every 10 teens get pregnant. I think the statistics are going to get worse!

    I would tell them to watch out, because they could end up being the 1 out of every 10 teens pregnant! SAFE SEX OR NO SEX!

  3. One thing that i learned today was the three different ways the United States tried to teach sex education class in schools.

    One thing that surprised we was how large the number is of teenage pregnancies in the U.S.

    I would tell them my friends that the page is focused mainly on teen pregnancies and sex education and that there is an article and disscussion of a male point of view about teen pregnancies.