Should Condoms Be Given in Schools Essay
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Each year there are many unwanted babies born, or even worse aborted in this country. Many which are born to young people with little or no education about condom use and sex. With a little education about condom use and safe sex many of these unnecessary pregnancies could be prevented. Many parents do not educate their children about sex; therefore the burden usually falls on the schools. Condoms should definitely be readily available in the school system, along with a Sex Education program that includes how and why to use condoms properly. Some of us have the memory of the day your mom or dad finally had that embarrassing conversation of the “birds and the bees.”Trying your hardest to pay attention to the subject at hand; but the…show more content…
In a perfect world everyone would waits till marriage to have sex. This is so not a perfect world. It makes more sense to educate them about condom and sex, rather than childbirth and infants. Sexually transmitted diseases are spread during sexual activity. Diseses can even be spread from one person to another unknowingly. The carrier could be unsystematic; no physical signs of illness and unaware that they are infected. The Sexually transmitted disease HIV can lay dormant for years. This is a preventable epidemic. “Knowledge is power”. If our schools have the opportunity to teach this information to students about condoms and sex a better effort can go forth to improve the spread of disease. Helping students to understand the importance of sexually healthy lifestyles helps make up overall good health. Pregnancy is always a possibility of sexual activity, another vital reason to have condoms available in the school systems. Condom use can greatly reduce the chances of an unplanned pregnancy. So now the question of how condoms should be distributed to the students. Should they be right out in the open in restrooms and other common areas? No, proper distribution of condoms is important also. Condoms are used to prevent serious medical conditions. It only makes sense that medical staff should be involved in giving the product to student. This can also ensure that if there
Condom Distribution In Schools Essay
Teenage pregnancy and STIs have been on the decline recently due to more readily available prophylactics. People seem to think that if condoms and other forms of birth control are easier to find that kids will begin to have sex. Research by the American Journal of Public Health has proved this untrue. "80% of adolescents become sexual active before they graduate [high school]". Since teenagers are already having sex you might as well promote safe sex. Just because kids have access to condoms does not mean that they will become sexually active. Condom distribution does not encourage sex, it protects those who are engaging in it.
Although parents and adults do not want to admit it, children in middle and high school are having sex. Bret Kaplan stated in a Rutgers law record that "By age nineteen, 75% of girls and 86% of boys have had intercourse... The vast majority of sexually active teens do not use condoms regularly". The use of condoms significantly lowers the risk of unexpected pregnancies and helps prevent diseases such as AIDS. "Teenagers appear to be the fast growing group that is contracting the AIDS virus" (Kaplan). With further education and condom distribution, this serious situation can be practically eliminated. Therefore, condoms should be made readily available in a comfortable environment such as the local schools.
If you can't keep people from having sex, education is the key to making sure that they are doing it safely. Successful sex education programs that have had positive outcomes, help students learn that abstinence is the safest route but if you choose to have sex that condom use is smart. But by making condoms readily available will not promote sex or make sex "okay". It actually encourages students to protect themselves smartly. "The condom availability program appears to have not produce an increase in sexual activity among high school students, and it appears to have led to improved condom use among [students]" (CAPS News). Condoms can easily be distributed through baskets or vending machines to make the condoms easier to access. If condoms are distributed in schools, kids will not start to have sex randomly. We have a thirst for sexual attention, condom distribution will help protect us from destroying us.
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychology, states that sex is pleasurable; the desire for sexual pleasure, according to Freud, is one of the oldest and most basic urges that all humans feel. He says our first experiences of our bodies are organized through how we experience sexual pleasure; he divides the infant's experience of its body into certain erotogenic zones. The first erotogenic zone is the mouth, as the baby feels sexual pleasure in its mouth while nursing. Because the act of sucking is pleasurable the baby forms a bond with the mother that goes beyond the satisfaction of the...
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