Continuing Controversy In New York City and around the country, the controversy surrounding sex education and condom availablity programs for teenagers in public high schools continues. This is especially true in conservative states like Texas, as my colleague Olga Khazan earlier this month. Another website supports the availability of condoms, stating that abstinence only programs send an overriding and unhealthy message that sex is bad and dangerous. That is the parents job. We are not in the stone age and teens are having sex whether the parents like it or not.
If He had used contraception, Baby Jesus would never have been born. Condoms are even more effective when used with spermicidal solution. A Dual Responsibility As a parent and as an educator, I agree with encouraging sexual abstinence and moral character among teenagers. In sub-Saharan Africa, most countries have seen an increase in condom use in recent years. The problem with birth control today is obtaining it in the first place. .
I'm sure the opponent would agree with me on this matter, since he is no Ebeneezer Scrooge. The thought pattern shifts and more focus is put on the latest trend that is sex. Thengo Kavinya asked several people their opinion: Andrew Mulonyeni Student Malawi College of Accountacy The need to reduce the risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease for those who decide to have sexual relations requires less divisiveness. Their fear is that that supplying students with condoms, especially if unaccompanied by a thoughtful sex education program, may lead students to erroneously conclude that condoms provide 100% protection against all risks of infection or pregnancy. In one study, for example, adolescents in schools with condoms available were more likely to have had instruction in their use. Fernandez, voluntary condom distribution programs in schools interfere with the rights of parents to rear their children as they saw fit. It is a wise investment by the government to supply condoms for schools in that it is very expensive to address problems created by irresponsible sexual behaviors.
I eagerly await my opponent's response. The way young women use birth control is also changing. Most of these parents also believed that making condoms available would result in safer sex practices among students who were sexually active Guttmacher et. The rates of sexual activity did not differ from each other or change throughout the study. This simple act jeopardizes these students' futures and possibly their lives.
We have already discussed how distribution of condoms would reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and the occurrence of underage pregnancies. This website also presented the downside of providing condoms. I will be assuming the affirmative position, arguing that condoms should be made readily available to students in middle schools and high schools. I cannot see how he could possibly retort effectively against such a strong case. The part of the country where I grew up had separated schools for girl and boys.
How much we learned depends on how involved we were. As a result, it leads to experimentation in a vast number of ways. Condom distribution at schools does, in fact, interfere with parents' rights. Peoples ' education was really effected by the social culture, and by a lot of authorities ' negligence of the law. Some of the myths leaked through these programs are debunked in this source.
A Question of Character Thomas Lickona seems particularly concerned with the development of character and with finding ways for teachers and schools to help young people examine their values and make responsible choices in their lives. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will decline dramatically. One must remember that, with typical condom use, 18% of women become pregnant. The author is an apostle and counsellor. Parents can still instruct their children as they see fit, but parents and their elected representatives should entrust school boards with the power to supplement that instruction with informed, health-based programs and services, including condom distribution programs.
They should be encouraged to develop strong self-control and where to divert their energies. The issue of sex education has long been a controversial one. Finally, these students attitudes towards sexual behavior stayed the same or became less favorable, while attitudes toward risk prevention stayed the same or became more favorable Schuster et. Why schools should make condoms available to teenagers. If we cannot convince students to abstain from sexual activities, we should promote safe sex in schools by distributing condoms.
Pro: Ease of Use and Effectiveness Condoms are simple to use and effective. Another website, examined a study in New York that compared the sexual activity and condom use of New York students in a high school where condoms were available and Chicago students in a high school where they were not available. In the early 1990s, when New York City public schools pioneered its condom-distribution program, several parents against the school district and the Board of Education, alleging that parents should have the right to prevent their children from participating in the program. Benefits of Condom Distribution in Schools With an extremely high percentage of sexually active teens, the United States holds the title of the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and abortion among teens in North America and Europe. We have places that sell condoms, and we should focus on those places being accessible to the kids if they aren't already.