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The act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need

to know about sex is called Sex education. Sex education in schools is being
given increasing importance as it is known to inform students about issues
related to sex and sexual health. It is considered important for societies
that its individuals are well-informed about sex, sexual practices, child
sexual abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. It is one of the most
controversial issues in education, which has been floating on educational
institutions since ages. Sex education is not just about sex. It includes other
sensitive issues like sexual health, sexual reproduction, sexuality and others that
parents often feel uncomfortable talking with their children. Various studies
suggest that effective sex education in schools prevents adolescents
experimenting with sex. These sex education programmes also
encourage the teenagers to use protection while indulging in any kind of
sexual act. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of schools to address this
issue, and inform and educate students about it as much as possible. Often,
sexual education in schools is considered as a recreational course rather than a
serious issue. Public schools can teach the many pros and cons of sexual
education.

PRO

1. Details Desexualize Sex


Try telling a fourth-grader how sex is performed. Odds are, the most common reaction
is “Eeeww, I pee out of there!” They’re not going to want to try sex just because you tell
them how it works; in fact, it might even discourage them for a few years. Things get
even less sexy when you go into the details of gamete production and menstrual cycles.

2. It Doesn’t Clash with Religious Beliefs


Contrary to the beliefs of some anti-RH Bill folks, sex educators don’t go around telling
students to have premarital sex. Its fact-based education that explains in detail the inner
workings of the human body, which many religious people believe is a temple of God.
Sex itself is believed to be a spiritual union blessed by the Lord Almighty. For the
religious, sex education is something that allows them to more fully appreciate this
divine gift.
3. It Talks about Contraceptives, but Doesn’t Force Kids to Use Them
Another misconception running rampant is that knowledge about condoms makes
people more promiscuous. We can make the following conclusions based on this logic:
knowledge of sharp objects makes people more murderous, knowledge of stars makes
people astronauts, and knowledge of wind patterns makes us windmills. Knowledge
does not cause inevitable action.

In fact, knowledge about contraceptives is beneficial to people regardless of their stance


on this issue. They can learn the pros and cons behind contraceptives, learn about
success rates and side effects, and make an informed decision on whether or not to use
them. Those who cry foul about contraceptive use increasing promiscuity, therefore
increasing unplanned pregnancies due to contraceptive failure and the abortions that
“inevitably” follow need to realize one thing: majority of contraceptive failures arise
from improper use. In short, contraceptives fail because people don’t know how to use
them. They don’t know how to use them because they were never taught.

4. The Realities of Sex Make Sex a Less-Attractive Prospect for the


Unprepared
Other than the whole “Eeeeww” argument, there are two more details about sex that
makes kids think twice about sticking their wee-wees into their hoo-hoos: pregnancy
and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Sex education doesn’t talk about the fairy-tale
pregnancies that have women jumping for joy and giving birth without a hitch; it details
the many ups and downs a woman can encounter while pregnant. Along with the
happiness that comes about with bringing a new life into the world, there’s also a lot of
nausea, vomiting, hunger pangs and mood swings. There are aches and pains and
certain lifestyle prohibitions to ensure the developing fetus’ health. Feet are going to
swell, breasts are going to hurt, and mornings are going to be a bitch. That’s not even
mentioning the incredible costs incurred during and after a pregnancy, or the many
responsibilities of parenthood.

STDs, on the other hand, can lead to rashes, pus-filled boils, and burning sensations.
They can lead to the weirdest, most uncomfortable discharges from the worst places
imaginable. They can kill. Even worse, they can make your life a long, agonizing spiral of
worsening quality.

Now I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a single adolescent who genuinely
thinks he’s prepared for all that.

5. It Teaches People to be Responsible about Sex


All this information, both the good and the bad, helps build maturity and a sense of
responsibility. After all, having sex involves more than just the person himself; other
people’s health and overall quality of life hang on the act. It may not force kids to use
contraceptives or have sex, but it does force them to do one thing: think first. That’s
what education gives us – the ability to consider the effects, costs, and benefits of our
actions. Sex education will not lead to a collapse of morality, but an enlightenment of
our humanity and our responsibility for the future.

This is only part of why I support the RH Bill; there’s thousands more to be said, but I
haven’t got the luxury of time to write it all down. I hope that, in reading this, you see
the merit of supporting the bill as well. If not, I respect your opinion nonetheless, and
we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

Pros of Sex Education in Schools


 Sex education in schools can help children understand the impact of sex in their
lives. It dispels myths related to sex and broadens their horizon.
 It can also answer all the questions that they have regarding their changing body
and hormonal surges.
 Children are often inquisitive about the other gender. Sex education in school can
help them understand the differences and keep the desire to explore things for
themselves in check.
 Child sexual abuse is a social malice that is afflicting thousands worldwide. Sex
education in schools can play an active role in curbing the incidence of abuse as
through this medium children can be made aware of the difference between
good and bad touch.
 It is much better to teach children about sexual health in school rather letting
them use other resources, such as pornographic material and the internet. This is
important because avenues, such as the internet have a huge store of information
that might be misleading.
 With problems, such as teenage pregnancies and transmission of STDs on the
rise, it is only appropriate that sex education is made accessible in school so that
the most number of children can be made aware.
 It transforms children into responsible adults. It is a known fact that teenagers
today turn sexually active, therefore, sex education can help them understand the
benefit of abstinence in the early years or it can at least teach them how to be
responsible sexually active people.

1- Classes are gender-exclusive. This saves embarrassment among students and teach them only what
they need to know based on their gender.
2- Properly taught, sexual education could become a regular and ongoing Human Anatomy and
Biology complete with tests and grading that goes toward graduation credits.

3- The correct terms of the reproductive system of sexually transmitted diseases and contraception
birth instead of “street slang” Can be taught by teachers.

4- The course can dispel the myths surrounding sex (for example, can’t get pregnant the first time).

5- Studies show that many teenagers become sexually active before the inclusion of educational
classes. To help students stay or to abstain or at least be responsible, the Principles of inclusion of
classes is important for them.

6- Proper education can have an impact on the prevention of sexual problems in adulthood.

Sex education is a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual
reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Common avenues for sex
education are parents or caregivers, school programs, and public health campaigns.

Education about reproduction typically describes the creation and development of a new human being,
from conception and the development of the embryo and fetus, through to childbirth. It often includes
topics such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them, as well as birth control
methods.

Why sex education?

Although some form of sex education is part of the curriculum at many schools, it remains a controversial
issue in several countries, particularly with regard to the age at which children should start receiving such
education, the amount of detail that is revealed, and topics dealing with human sexuality and behavior
(eg. safe sex practices, masturbation and sexual ethics).

In many countries, sexual education raises much contentious debate. Chief among the controversial
points is whether covering child sexuality is valuable or detrimental; the use of birth control such as
condoms and hormonal contraception. Increasing support for abstinence-only sex education by
conservative groups has been one of the primary causes of this controversy. Countries with conservative
attitudes towards sex education (including the UK and the U.S.) have a higher incidence of STIs and
teenage pregnancy.

Why in the Philippines and why high school students?

It is a great issue in the Philippines because some say that students in high schools are too young to
know about sex education. Elementary years are for childish things while in college is for maturity stage
while in high school, they are easily taught, and they are curious, so, I chose high schools students
Parameters:

The parameter of this debate is that only to 3rd years and 4th years are to be allowed in knowing this
kind of subject

That will be all for now..

CON

1- Students may still be subject to embarrassment or excitable by subject matter. This can make for
out of control classrooms if students take to laugh or make inappropriate comments.

2- Most schools only teach it as a brief interlude in physical education or health class. This is not
enough time to relate effectively to serious material.

3- Often, sexual education can go against moral or religious beliefs of an individual. Many schools do
not teach abstinence-only, but to teach how to have sex safely, while many of the religious and family
stress marriage before intercourse.

4- People often see sex education as a “recreational” course, and not a serious issue.

5- Teachers are not always adequately trained to teach sexual education to students. It may violate
their own beliefs or morals on the subject rather than continuing with the facts.

6- The attitudes of parents, educators and religious leaders in the community can make the stuff that
vary from state to state or even school-to-school.

Cons of Sex Education in Schools


 Mostly teachers who are given the task of teaching sex education to students are
not experts and have vague ideas about sexual health themselves. This is even
more harmful as incorrect information is extremely lethal as it can actually leave a
wrong impression on the students. Children have an impressionable mind and
incorrect information imparted at an early age can actually transform them into
ignorant adults.
 Students may still be subject to embarrassment or excitable by subject matter. If
not taught properly, sex education in school can become a matter of ridicule and
students may not take any interest in it.
 The fact that in most schools sex education is treated like an extracurricular
course and not a primary one. If the authorising body is not serious about it then
they cannot expect that students and teachers will be interested in it.
 Sex education at school may be at odds with the religious ideologies. Unless
these disparities are sorted out by someone, who is aware of the two ideologies,
sex education at school can actually confuse the students more.

9 Ways To Prevent Your Teen's


Pregnancy
August 18, 2011 by MARY BETH SAMMONS

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It doesn't take watching an episode of MTV's Teen Mom for mothers everywhere to know they'd
prefer not to deal with a question that Circle of Moms member Kayleigh L. posed: "What would
you do if your 15 to 17-year-old daughter came to you to tell you she is pregnant?"
What Circle of Moms members say they do know is that preventing a teen daughter from getting
pregnant isn't as easy as hoping that sex education classes in school will do the trick. Here, they
share strategies and tips for helping their high school-aged daughters prevent pregnancy.

1. Have the Sex Talk

It sounds obvious, but many Circle of Moms members say that they can't emphasize enough the
importance of sitting down with their daughters and sharing all the facts about sex and birth
control -- information they need to make important choices about their bodies, their selves and
their futures. "I plan on teaching my children about safe sex and birth control once they start
learning about it in school," says Jen B. "I will let them know that they can come to us when
they think they are about to become sexually active. I know that it's getting harder and harder for
teens not to have sex so I plan on keeping my children fully informed on how to be safe."

2. Explain Safe Sex

Explaining birth control options is an important part of educating your teen daughter about safe
sex, suggests many Circle of Moms members. "As a mom, I am already teaching my children
about safe sex," says Christina M. "My 10-year-old knows what terrible diseases sex can cause
and how most of them can be eliminated by just wearing a condom properly. We will keep
condoms available in our home at all times while our children are teenagers because while we
don't want our children to be having sex as teenagers, we know we can't prevent it. We want
them to be safe."

The "talk" about safe sex should also include what sleeping with a boyfriend means
emotionally to your daughter, says Dyan B. "I would talk to them about sex and what
it involves emotionally and physically, and how surprised I was myself by the
emotional attachment I had to the partner after having sex for the first time," she says,
adding that if her daughter still decides to have sex, she would also explain the
importance of condoms and birth control. "I would completely reiterate the
importance of condoms — even when on the pill. "

3. Teach Her to Respect Herself

Numerous Circle of Moms members say it's a mom's job to inspire her daughter to care about
herself emotionally as well as physically. As Sarah elaborates, "Don't just 'be there;' you have to
talk to her, ask her questions, explain to her how boys her age act and why they seem to always
want sex....stuff like that. I think if girls have good parents and learn to care about themselves,
they might not have go looking for attention in a boyfriend, and maybe they won't make the
choice of not being careful during sex. With my girls, I will teach them (and am currently
teaching this to them now) that they can always come to me with any question about anything.
They can always tell me their feelings about anything, no matter what. I will also teach them
how to have self control...and how to say 'no' to any advances they may get from boys."
4. Encourage Abstinence

Many schools promote abstinence as the best choice, and numerous moms believe in
underscoring this message with their daughters. "I will also emphasize abstinence as an option as
we get into more detailed information," says Jenny C. about how she plans to educate her now
seven-year-old daughter about the "facts of life." Teresa also plans to follow religious
teachings on the importance of abstinence and says she will be "emphasizing how it is God's plan
that they wait for marriage."

5. Lay Out the Consequences

It may sound harsh, but many Circle of Moms members say they have had to be very frank with
their daughters and explain that if they get pregnant and have a child, they should not expect
their moms to step up and take on the parenting responsibilities. As Dyan B. explains, "I would
offer my support, but make it clear that I would not be a mother to that child." And Kellie says
she would make it a point to explain the realities of living life as a teen mom. "Of course, teens
do realize -- especially once they have them -- that babies aren't just cool accessories ... When
you're 17-years-old, you should be out with your friends."

And Christina M. says she plans to be candid with her children about what her own
life was like as a teen mom. "When my children hit the ages of 14-15-years-old, I plan
on sitting them all down individually and telling them my story of being a teenage
mom. I am going to reveal everything, the grief, the hardships, the loneliness,
everything. I want them to know what I went through so they don't do the same thing I
did."

Emma N. is another mom who suggests laying it on the line. "I would tell her that I would be
very disappointed," she says. "But she would be taking responsibility, and not living in my house
if she chooses to have and keep the baby. You want to act grown up and get pregnant, get your
own place. "

6. Encourage Them to Gain Experience Caring for a Baby

Several Circle of Moms members offer the very practical suggestion that parents encourage their
daughters to babysit as a way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. "I did a lot of babysitting and I
didn't have a baby until I was 28, and it was possibly a contributing factor to why I didn't have
babies earlier," says Nikki S. "I had no life from about 10 to 16 because my mom and dad had
three babies during that time and she was really sick so I did everything for them, including all
the house work and dinner, for six years. I think the reason I had no interest in babies is ...
because I wanted my own life and to have some fun first."

7. Discuss the Options


Some Circle of Moms members say the best way to stave off an unwanted pregnancy is to
discuss what the options would be if their daughters did get pregnant, says Christina M., once a
teen mom herself. Since any choice, whether adoption, teen parenting, or abortion, has
consequences, a discussion like this can be eye-opening for a teen. Christina elaborates, "If she
came to me pregnant, after I stopped yelling, I would present her with her options. Abortion is
not a personal option for me, so I would never suggest it for my child, but I would give her the
pros and cons of adoption and parenting. I would make her check out an adoption agency, and
also sit down with another teen mom to talk about teen parenting."

Heather L. says that though she would be disappointed, she would tell her daughter that if she
got pregnant, she would support her if she wanted have an abortion. "If she wanted to abort, I
would help with that," she says. "If she wants to do adoption, I would help with that. And if she
wants to keep the baby, we as a family would do what it takes to get her through school and on
her way to a career so she could be a successful mom."

8. Realize You Can Only Try

There is only so much you can do to prevent an unwanted pregnancy for your daughter, many
of Circle of Moms members advise. "You can't prevent everything/anything," says Kellie B.
"Our children will make their own decisions, some bad, some good. All I can do is educate her,
talk to her and keep the lines of communication open...and trust her to make the right decisions
for her."

9. Don't Make Sex a Taboo Subject

Many Circle of Moms members contend that sex needs to be discussed openly. The worst thing
you can do is say you won't discuss sex with your daughter, says Amber N. "I'm hoping that by
talking regularly, providing information on safety, and never allowing sex to be a taboo in our
lives that this won't be a situation that we have to deal with," she says. "I think making sex NOT
A TABOO is probably the most important part," agrees Kayleigh L. "The more ‘wrong' they
think it is, the more anxious they are going to be to try it. Information is key. "

Minsan napakasaap talagang balikan ang nakaraan lalo na kung magandang ala-ala ang ating
babalikan. Noong tayo’y mga sanggol pa lamang, kung saaan ay wala pa taayong kamuang-
muang sa mundong ating tinatapakan. Bitbit –bitbit ako ng aking mga magulang at BAKAS SA
KANILANG MUKA ANG GALAK AT TUWA habang ako ay kasama nila. Noong araw
kasing yon ay kanilang napagtanto na saw akas ay magkaakroon na sila ng anak na lalaki sa
limang na magkakapatid na puro babae. Isang pribelehiyo para sa akin ang mabuhay. Ang
makadama ng tunay na saya na walang ibang tao ang pumipigil sa gusto mo at makadama ng
lungkot habang dinadamayan ka nila sa iyong pag-iyak. Kung ako ay magkakaroon ng
pagkakataongmamili, ang masasabi kong pinakamasayang yugto sa aking buhay ay noong ako
ay sanggol palamang, kahit wala akong kamalayan, kahit di pa ko gasinonng karunong bumigkas
at magsalita, kalayaan naman ang natatanging pribelehiyo na aking nakamatan noon na ngayon
ay mahirap ng makamtan.
Ang nakaraan ng ating kabataan ay ang mga panahong masaya tayong nakikipagsapalaran sa
ganda ng mundo. Kasama ang ating mga kaibigan, tuwang-uwa tayong nakikipaglaro sa kanila.
Mga Panahong wala taong pakialam sa ating mga sarili o sa ating kaanyuan. Basta makadama
lamang tayo ng kaluguran at kasiyahan ay buo na agad ang ating araw. Tunay ngang kay saya
ang buhay ko noon. Dungisin man ang muka o batang yagit man kung tawagin ay swak na swak
naman ang kasiyahan ng aking nadama. Kaysarap talagang balikan ang mga magagandang ala-
ala ko noon. Bagkus, di ko rin malilinutan ang mga panahong nakadama ako ng kalungkutan
nang lisanin ng aking lola, ninong, tito at tita at mundo. Mga panonh nanlulumo ang aking puso
sa mga masasamang pangyayari na aking nasaksihan.

Kapansin-pansin rin ang mga pagbabagog nagaganap. Pagbabago sa bayan na aking kinalakihan,
sa aking kapaligiran, sa mga bahay at sa mga tao. Noon wala pa masyadong komersyalisadong
establiuimento ngunit ngayon ay unti-unting silang nagsusulputan sa ating bayan. Ang paligid
noon na puro damo, lupa at nagtataasan ang mga puno ay ngayon naman ay nasasakupan ang
kalupaan ng sementadong daanan. Ang simpleng bahay namin noon nswala pang isame, wala
pang maayos na matutulugan, wala ring malambot nasofa, walang malaki at malinaw na
telebisyon, matinong palikuran at de tiles na sahig ay ……..