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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Funny, I don't remember being taught sex ed when I was in school and for some reason the teen pregnancy rate wasn't sky high. What could possibly be the difference between then and now???? could it be that PARENTS are not ****ing doing their ****ing job anymore???? No......that couldn't possibly be the problem. it has to be that we aren't teaching the right kind of sex ed in our public schools.
    I believe it has more to do with how much children are bombarded by sex nowdays. It is everywhere. And getting pregnant in your teens is not really looked down on as much anymore, like it was in earlier generations, like my mom's and even my own. There is a lot of pressure to fit in, from so many different places.

    Parents nowdays actually probably do talk to their kids more about sex then parents from the past did, on average anyway. But parents are not the only role models kids have, and parents don't always have all the answers.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah but all that extra money doesn't go to buy textbooks and pay teachers. there is no excuse for any school to have 20 year old textbooks ( which personally I think is bull**** because with normal wear and tear a book isn't going to last that long...that claim is ridiculous)
    True, but when donations are paying for school building improvements, renovations, sports areas, uniforms, equipment, and various other things that would normally be paid for with state funds, more of the state's funding can go toward teachers' salaries, textbooks, and/or anything else that the school can't get through donations.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Funny, I don't remember being taught sex ed when I was in school and for some reason the teen pregnancy rate wasn't sky high. What could possibly be the difference between then and now???? could it be that PARENTS are not ****ing doing their ****ing job anymore???? No......that couldn't possibly be the problem. it has to be that we aren't teaching the right kind of sex ed in our public schools.
    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I believe it has more to do with how much children are bombarded by sex nowdays. It is everywhere. And getting pregnant in your teens is not really looked down on as much anymore, like it was in earlier generations, like my mom's and even my own. There is a lot of pressure to fit in, from so many different places.

    Parents nowdays actually probably do talk to their kids more about sex then parents from the past did, on average anyway. But parents are not the only role models kids have, and parents don't always have all the answers.
    Actually, I don't think so. I think the teen sex rate was just as high back then as it is now. The only difference is that back then the stigma for teen sex was so high that it went unreported.

    It wasn't that teen sex wasn't happening back then - it was just that more teens were lying about it due to social pressures.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I don't think so. I think the teen sex rate was just as high back then as it is now. The only difference is that back then the stigma for teen sex was so high that it went unreported.

    It wasn't that teen sex wasn't happening back then - it was just that more teens were lying about it due to social pressures.
    not teen sex...teen pregnancy. or maybe more girls were having back alley abortions.

    I know in my senior class we had 2 girls get pregnant. In my daughter's senior class (about the same # of kids) they had 5 girls get pregnant.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I don't think so. I think the teen sex rate was just as high back then as it is now. The only difference is that back then the stigma for teen sex was so high that it went unreported.

    It wasn't that teen sex wasn't happening back then - it was just that more teens were lying about it due to social pressures.
    Yep, also I don't think there are those places where people send their pregnant daughters to go away for 9 months, and come back like nothing happened.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    not teen sex...teen pregnancy. or maybe more girls were having back alley abortions.

    I know in my senior class we had 2 girls get pregnant. In my daughter's senior class (about the same # of kids) they had 5 girls get pregnant.
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    Yep, also I don't think there are those places where people send their pregnant daughters to go away for 9 months, and come back like nothing happened.
    Another thing that would happen is that the teenage girl would give birth and the grandparents would raise the teen's child as the teen's sibling. That actually happened to Jack Nicholson.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    When did I say to not include abstinence? Also, no one is encouraging them to have sex, teenagers don't need any encouragement to have sex, they've got that covered already. We need to give them the knowledge so that they don't end up with unwanted pregnancies, and STD's.
    Where do they teach abstinence only? So teaching them to put a rubber on a banana is not encouraging sex?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I was staring at the question intently before finally realizing you was talking about US. I'm very slow today

    Abstinence hasn't been taught in UK sex education classes for a while. My own sex ed was more about love in primary, then pregnancy and then in secondary when I was a teen. Safe sex and diseases
    Yes but the UK is also the place where this was put out by the NHS

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Where do they teach abstinence only? So teaching them to put a rubber on a banana is not encouraging sex?
    No, it's educating them. Just like teaching them about Stalin isn't encouraging communism.
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    Re: Should we move away from abstinence only sex education?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Another thing that would happen is that the teenage girl would give birth and the grandparents would raise the teen's child as the teen's sibling. That actually happened to Jack Nicholson.
    Happened in my family too - a second cousin. He was not told until he went to get a birth certificate to get married and found his sister was in fact his mother - left him very angry and bitter
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