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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think we should be moving more towards abstinence only sex education.
    This is a bad idea, for many reasons already explained.

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    I also think that is an area for parents,
    The problem is that many parents aren't doing their jobs, and someone needs to do it for the good of our society.

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    and that schools shouldn't try to parent or instill sexual morals into children.
    Teaching children sex ed isn't 'instilling sexual morals'. It's teaching them realistic information about sex, sexual health, birth control, and staying safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The only safe sex is abstinence. There would be no teen pregnancies, STDs, and crying girls in the hallways.
    This is stupid. Abstinence isn't safe sex, it's a lack of sex. And it doesn't work. Teens are hormonal and immature. Put those two traits together and you have a recipe for having sex before you're ready.

    This is why abstinence only sex ed will never work. You will never, under any circumstances, stop teens from having sex, and when they aren't taught how to protect themselves when they do have sex, you end up with teen pregnancies, STDs, and a high abortion rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Abstinence education is the best form of sex ed.
    No, it's actually the worst form of sex ed, and it's barely better than no sex ed at all.

    Teaching abstinence should absolutely be a part of sex ed, but teens need to be taught how to protect themselves if they do choose to have sex.

    Abstinence only sex ed is like communism. It only works on paper, because it doesn't account for human nature.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If the rule could be followed yes. However we do have this pesky problem called human nature that causes abstinance only education to totally fail in practice.
    Honestly, sex ed in most ways fails in practice.
    Just speaking from personal experience, I had tons of unprotected sex as a teen.
    Even though I knew the potential for getting a girl pregnant and that I could catch a disease.

    Emotional want always got the better of me.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    It's human nature to have sex, We were never taught abstinence only sex education, I had it in middle school in Maine and High School in Oregon and it work well considering I knew not one pregnant high schooler.

    Move to Alabama know where they do teach abstinence only sex education, About 200 girls in my senior class and I'd say about 15 of them were pregnant sometime during high school. Kids are going to have sex so you better show them how to do it safely, not just say wait till your married.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I'm sure we live in a nation where every parent has the time and qualifications to educate children.

    Yep, totally sure.

    Maybe we should entirely privatize education? How about policemen? That way people can use the second amendment and make personal safety their business instead of the taxpayers.
    Is every teacher an expert? Of course not and even if they were do you want a society where every child grows up with the same indoctrination? We have a bunch of liberal zombies in my opinion.
    Yes, I think schools should be privatized. The government has no business in education. Policeman are for their to enforce laws. However, they can't always be there or get there on time to protect us. We should depend on ourselves first to protect our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.
    Memories of Katrina come back to me. Don't you think a lot more people would be alive today had they depended on themselves rather than waiting on the government to save them?

    Back to the topic.
    Abstinance is the ONLY way to insure 100% that you won't get an STD or become pregnant or cause a pregnancy.
    Why would anyone want to stop educating on the sure bet?
    I'm not saying we shouldn't teach about what is called "safe" sex (age appropriate) with parental approval. However to do away with abstinance education is just something more from the left that is an attack on Christianity or those with some morals.
    It's time parents stood up and said " I'm the parent! I hired you to educate my child. You are not to subvert my authority."
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think we should be moving more towards abstinence only sex education. I also think that is an area for parents, and that schools shouldn't try to parent or instill sexual morals into children. The only safe sex is abstinence. There would be no teen pregnancies, STDs, and crying girls in the hallways. Abstinence education is the best form of sex ed.
    Abstinence only sex ed =/= no teen pregnancies or STDs. I agree that abstinence is the BEST form of sex ed and should be encouraged, but there will be kids that are going to have sex. They need to know about contraception in order to protect themselves.


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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I am certian that it can be proven that "abstinance" is not effective, but may work in the far future, 500 years from now.
    We must keep religion out of our schools. The human factor must be considered.
    Uh...I'm PRETTY sure that abstinence works. Heh.


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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    Maybe if we raised those sky high taxes, we could afford good schools.
    Throwing money at the problem is not the solution.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Throwing money at the problem is not the solution.
    true....instead, you don't want to teach kids about birth control. why not? since when is knowledge a bad thing? abstinence only sex ed DOES NOT WORK.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Throwing money at the problem is not the solution.
    It amazes me that people think if you just give schools more money the kids will be well-behaved, the teachers and administrators will suddenly not be lazy or apathetic and the parents will help with homework every night.

    Money isn't the answer. To think so is incredibly shallow and naive.


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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It amazes me that people think if you just give schools more money the kids will be well-behaved, the teachers and administrators will suddenly not be lazy or apathetic and the parents will help with homework every night.

    Money isn't the answer. To think so is incredibly shallow and naive.
    not shallow, maybe naive. but nobody really thinks that, anyway.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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