Sex Education in Public Schools Policy Presentation.

We could get the parents more involved by sending

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We could get the parents more involved by sending information and tips home that can help them talking to their child with a bit more confidence. We could also offer phone calls or even meetings with acknowledgeable professional to help assist parents with any questions or concerns.
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Reason. The Kaiser Family Foundation did a national survey on 503 teens between the ages of 15- to 17, that had findings that stated, one in four teen girls, and nearly one in two teen boys, who have had sexual inter- course say their parents don’t know about it. (8) Pernents don’t know they are having sex.; 37% Discussed sex with parents before having sex.; 11% Discussed sex with parents after having sex.; 28% Don’t know or refused.; 4% Parents found out they werehaving sex someother way.; 20% Talking about sex. Percent of sexually active teens.
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Reasons Failing to speak to your children about sex puts them at grave risk for a assortment of dangers ranging from the obvious – pregnancy and STI’s– to others that are less obvious but potentially more life threatening, like depression and relationship abuse.(9) Parents don’t want to have these conversations with their children because of the uncomfortableness of it all but this must be done.
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Over all my policy would make the current sex education programs step up and come with a brand new curriculum and modern approach. With changing times comes changing educational tactics. If we give adolescence more reliable information, more relevant videos and come with a more understanding approach we can send a more productive message and reach them on a more personal level.
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Sources (1) Boonstra H, Sex education: another big step forward—and a step back, The Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(2):27– 28 (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / (3) FEDERAL FUNDING STREAMS FOR TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION, SEX EDUCATION, AND ABSTINENCE-ONLY PROGRAMS. (n.d.). Retrieved from http:// (4) Hamilton, R., Sanders, M., & Anderman, E. M.. (2013). The multiple choices of sex education. The Phi Delta Kappan, 94(5), 34–39. Retrieved from http:// (5) Martinez G, Abma J and Casey C, Educating teenagers about sex in the United States, NCHS Data Brief, 2010, No. 44 (6) Martinez G., Teenagers in the United States: sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Vital and Health Statistics, 2011, Series 23, No. 31 (7) Special Investigations Division, U. S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs. Washington, DC: Author, 2004. (8) SexSmarts Survey – Teens and Sexual Health Communication (9) State Policies on Sex Education in Schools http:// (10) Weissbourd, R., Peterson, A., & Weinstein, E.. (2013). Preparing students for romantic relationships. The Phi Delta Kappan, 95(4), 54–58. Retrieved from http://
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