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their class which will not only vary from school to school, but the information could vary and could be bias or misleading. This rationalizing the comprehensive sexual education direction as
S t e a r n s | 3stated by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, “age-appropriate, medically accurate information on a broad set of topics related to sexuality includinghuman development, relationships, decision-making, abstinence, contraception, and disease prevention,” ([email protected] Staff).As posted in the Infectious Disease Advisor, an increase in sexual education could potentially decrease the number of STDs presents in the youth both nationally and globally; however, the increase of constructive sexual education would be the most beneficial route as Patterson states, “the National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for information about HIV risks, transmission, and prevention; to be universally integrated into all educational environments.” Serna-Smith concludes that most sex education programs focus on the “fear tactic” which induces fear of STDs and STIs in the hope young adults would refrain from having sex to begin with; furthermore, the author claims the fear tactic method does work, but only to a certain extentbecause of that lack of knowledge about STDs and STIs and sexual intercourse itself prevents young adults to mitigate the risks from the benefits properly. Serna-Smith, National Coalition of STD Directors at Rewire.News, explains not only should there be an increase in enforced sex education courses, but contain, “continuous opportunities for meaningful information-based, as well as skills imparting dialog (in the classroom, in the home, at the doctor’s office) about important sexual health issues like STDs can facilitate a social and environmental context that encourages and empowers all people—not just youth—to engage in healthier behaviors.”