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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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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.)



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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.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sooooo, give me some advice (male and female).....

Everyone is familiar with the show 16 and pregnant (if not follow the link under my "Check this out" area), during the 2nd season there were teenage a few fathers that were in their children's life and some were not… Read the article under additional information about the teenage male view of teen pregnancy. Then answer this....



Do you think teenage males are affected more by teenage pregnancy or just the same as the teenage female?



Why do you think some teenage fathers feel that it is not their responsibility to raise their own child and that they still have the right to be just a child?


Do you think parenting classes would change the thought process of a soon to be teenage father, so that he can know what to expect?

3 comments:

  1. No, teenage males are not more affected than females because I think females have to give up alot more than males do. But I think that once some males find out that they are going to be a father they are more shocked than the female is. Alot of them dont even think about the consequences when having sex without a condom. They NEVER think about the "what if's". I think it scares them to even talk about things like that.

    I really cant answer this question because Im not sure myself. But some guys are not men yet. They are still basically little boys trying to act like grown men by having sex and when the baby comes, they freak out.

    No. I think that will scare them even more!

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  2. Males are effected just the same as females because they both are responsible for the results of their actions together.

    Some teenage fathers are not mature enough to raise a child. They do not grasp on the fact that as a "child" they made an "adult" decision to have sex and the result of their decision to do so was the production of a child. I feel that if you can make an adult decision to have sex with someone then you have the responsibility as an adult to raise your child. Teen fathers just as well as teen mothers need to realize that the childhood that they had before they got pregnant or got someone pregnant is gone. There is no childhood for you when you make an adult decision to bring a baby into this world.

    I think parenting classes as well as sex education classes would be very beneficial to the teenage father. The sex education class will give them a full understanding of everything they need to know about sex, but I do think the class should include the subject of emotions as it pertains to sex.
    I think parenting classes should be included in this process also. I took a Family Consumer Science class and we had the a project where we took the baby infants home. Luckily, I was granted the role as a single father for a week with the infant. While doing this project, I did have a part time job and football practice after school. I had to find a babysitter for my child (which turned out to be my mom), feed it, change it, stay up all hours of the night and everything you can think of. Along with that, I had to keep up with my school work. THIS WAS THE HARDEST WEEK OF MY LIFE. And I did not want to do it again or see what it is like to have a child in real life as a teen.

    I think that teenagers who are becoming parents as well as other students who are not parents should have a chance to participate in a take home project like I did becausse it would show teens how hard it is to tke care of a child by yourself and make them really think about the choices they make for their future.

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  3. I do not feel that teenage males are affected by teenage pregnancy as much as teenage females. It is evident by the numberous amount of teenage males that have multiple children by multiple females. I feel the saying, "Mama's baby, Papa's maybe" is seen all too often. Majority of the time, the teenage female and her parents are left to take care of their grandchild because by the time the teenage female deliver, the teenage male is long gone and has moved on to the next teenage female.
    I feel that teenage males have the attitude their child is not their responsibility because they are immature and lack the understanding of their actions. Teenage males are immature and not ready for responsibilities.
    I do believe parenting classes for males could help. I think it depends on the maturity level of the soon to be father and their family values. Some teenage males cannot relate to a father and son relationship or the responsibilities because they lack a father in their own lives.
    I really enjoyed this site and I feel that you constructed a well organized and informative blog. Congradulations!

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