The necessity of sex education is not doubted in the US anymore. Students shall start learning the subject from the middle school to have a correct idea what relations between two sexes may drag. The topic of sex is frequently glamorized in mass media, and children frequently see only appealing side of relations. And not all of them imagine that everything can be different in reality.
As for 2016, all states provide some sex education to students of public schools. Nevertheless, the US still has the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the developed world. Young people aged 15 are already sexually active population, consequently, sex education shall get started yet in the middle school. Sex education generally includes issues related to sexually transmitted diseases and contraception; some states require this information to be medically accurate – they ask the department of health to review their curriculum for the accuracy of its content.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, American adolescents are strongly affected by sexually transmitted infections. Human papillomavirus, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea are found in teenagers incredibly often, despite they represent only 25 percent of the sexually active population. As for now, some states require parental involvement in sex education. Four states require that schools had parental consent on instructing children.
Mandatory sex education is a crucial step towards making children healthier and more responsible, but federal and state family planning programs are another vital constituent on protecting teens. It is important that every high school student had an access to safe methods of contraception.