Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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The other side of comprehensive sex education in school believes that it is the family’s job to teach children about the norms and practices of safe sex and how to prevent STIs. According to the Asking about Sex and Growing up by Joanna Cole a child's interpretation of things is better when the child's parent or guardian is explaining the concept to them.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
So I was reading a story on Sexetc.org the other day about a girl who asked her teacher what an orgasm is. This girl was 9wonder old. I started thinking to myself if a 9 year old is wondering what a orgasm is why don't elementar schools offer sex education. I didn't get my first sex education class until i was in 8th grade and by that time I already knew what a condom was and what an STD was.
Teachers always say If you have a question there is probably someone else in the classroom that has the same question. So I wonder are a lot of elementary kids wondering what an orgasm is. Is it time to start telling them the birds and the bees earlier then 8th grade?
To read the story I referenced in here go to Sextect.org
According to the Asking about Sex and Growing up by Joanna Cole a child's interpretation of things is better when the child's parent or guardian is explaining the concept to them. This might be true but according to Catalyst.com, families that have two parents, about 57.5% of those families both parents are in the work force.
1912-The National Education association made a decision that there should be training programs for teachers for sex education, because the teen pregnancy rates were rising (Pardini).
19040s Post WWII -During this time the Public Health service was strongly recommending that schools had sex education classes (Pardini)
1953- The American Medical Association launched a program in family life education.
HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1980s- The Surgeon General at the time published a report talking about what should be taught in schools when it comes to sex education.