And no one has asserted that kids take classes to learn how to ****. You are being completely dishonest and shrill as fingernails on a chalkboard in your commitment to spreading this blatant lie.
Well, since his opinion has been duly noted, I wish he'd stop posting it over and over again- same exact opinion, same exact words. Kids taught to **** in class. Etc, etc.
Yes, we get it.
He's just wasting bandwidth and disrupting the flow of reasonable discussion on this thread, a behavior which I believe is known in some quarters as "trolling".
apdst, how about instead of trying to change the subject and run from things you hurry up and give us some evidence at all that supports the notion that abstinence only education has a likelihood of reducing teen pregnancys when compared to comprehensive sex education.
Still waiting, you're still at "nothing" which is worse than "might"
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
When you take sex. education, they teach you some the social aspects of sex, how to properly protect yourself from STIs, the effects these different methods can have on your body, what to do in case you have a problem before(regarding STIs), while or after sex, what sexuality actually is, how it works, etc .
No, they don't teach you how to **** in Sex Ed. You're being highly dishonest.
Doctors say Sex Education is what is needed.
http://www.avert.org/abstinence.htmA leading group of pediatricians says teenagers need access to birth control and emergency contraception, not the abstinence-only approach to sex education favored by religious groups and President Bush.
The recommendations are part of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated teen pregnancy policy.
“Even though there is great enthusiasm in some circles for abstinence-only interventions, the evidence does not support abstinence-only interventions as the best way to keep young people from unintended pregnancy,” said Dr. Jonathan Klein, chairman of the academy committee that wrote the new recommendations.
Teaching abstinence but not birth control makes it more likely that once teenagers initiate sexual activity they will have unsafe sex and contract sexually transmitted diseases, said Dr. S. Paige Hertweck, a pediatric obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Louisville who provided advice for the report.
You are playing the Stinger Shuffle. Since the headlines do not make the specific claim that 'A does X' then you claim there is no evidence what so ever to support the claim that A does X. The problem with this is that people who are literate go past headlines and actually read articles before they go brushing them off.Although at first glance the evidence can seem confusing, with claims coming from both groups about the proven effectiveness of programmes embodying their values, when only the most reliable studies are taken into account the position is clear.21 There is good evidence, from reviews of studies and studies of programmes implemented in the US, UK and other European countries and countries in Africa and Asia, that comprehensive sex education can reduce behaviours that put young people at risk of HIV, STIs and unintended pregnancy.22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Studies have repeatedly shown too that this kind of sex education does not lead to the earlier onset of sexual activity among young people and, in some cases, will even lead to it happening later.
In contrast, there is no such robust evidence for the effectiveness of abstinence education. Almost all the studies that have claimed to show any positive outcomes are not well-enough designed to sustain these claims so it is not possible to infer whether they work or not from the research reports.31 32 33 Several academic reviews suggest that abstinence-only programmes generally have no effects on young people’s sexual behaviour. In just a few cases abstinence-only programmes may encourage young people to delay first sexual intercourse in the short-term. Worryingly, some of these studies also suggest that compared to other young people those who do receive abstinence-only programmes may be less knowledgeable about STDs and less likely to believe that condoms provide effective protection against them.34 35
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I think the vast majority of adolescents know how to put a penis and vagina together. Cavemen didn't have sex ed class in 7000 BC. So the argument that sex ed is teaching kids how to have sex is just a diversion from simple reality.
It's teaching them that if/when they have sex, here is what happens in the body. Here are the potential consequences if you are reckless about it. Here is the physiology and here is why pregnancy can be so likely. Here are some myths that you might hear from your peers about sex and contraception, and you should ignore them because they are ineffective. Here are some personal stories from people who have contracted STIs that were life altering.
You do learn reproductive anatomy and physiology in most basic biology classes, but I disagree that it's as effective as a sexual education course. Biology looks at structures and functions and places little or no emphasis on self-protection and social consequences. Also, most biology courses take place in high school, and sex ed should be taught at the onset of puberty or before so that children have the basic knowledge before their bodies start changing and sexual urges begin. Even with sex ed many adolescents ignore the facts and go with their urges, but sex ed statistically ensures the best possible outcomes. Abstinence only or no sex ed at all has already been proven to be a complete waste of time and of no benefit to modern society.
Based on the arguments I've seen by many on the far right, I am starting to believe that they themselves never received proper sex ed because they don't see to even know what is taught in it, and that is concerning given the restricted access they wish to bestow upon their own children and on the governmental policy level.