Should birth control pills, condoms, and sex Ed classes be provided in schools?

March 30, 2010
By Cellestine Mabeya BRONZE, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cellestine Mabeya BRONZE, Jersey City, New Jersey
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Should birth control pills,

condoms, and sex Ed classes be

provided in schools?

I personally believe that pills,

condoms, and sex Ed classes should

be provided in schools for the

safety of teens that are sexually

active. If they are provided in

schools then they will lessen the

risks of teen pregnancy. Teens who

will learn about the dangers of

sex would try and be more careful.

Some teens are afraid to talk to

their parents about sex. They are

afraid to ask their parents for

birth control pills or condoms. If

schools provided them, teens won’t

have to go through the process of

anticipation or nervousness of

telling their parents. Teens are

afraid that their parents will

overreact and they will get

punished that is why they keep

both their sex life and love life

to themselves.

UACHS provided sex Ed classes to

freshman in 2008. They canceled

these classes because parents

complained that their kids knew

too much about sex. According to 59% of teens have

had sex at least once at the age

of 15-19. Teens are no longer

waiting to have sex like they did

in the past. Now everyone wants to

have sex because they think its

cool, their friends are doing it,

or they don’t want to be left out.

Some people argue that teens are

still too young to learn about

sex. They argue that providing all

these things encourage teens to

have sex because they will be

safe. Teens are already having sex

so learning about sex won’t hurt

them. Providing all these things

won’t encourage sex but will just

make it safer for teens that are

having it.

I believe that providing these

things will help reduce the risks

of teen pregnancy. They will help

teens know the dangers of sex and

will make them think twice before

having sex at such a young age.

Even if they do decide they still

want to have sex then they will be

safer. Teenage pregnancy is a huge

topic in our societies and its

time that people in these

societies take this problem into

their own hands and fix it. If

they don’t, then their own kids

will be having sex and will be

coming home pregnant or with a


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This article has 9 comments.

YouthGirl said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 1:48 pm
This was very interesting. Good job Cellestine

samurai223 said...
on Apr. 16 2010 at 11:00 am
great article cellestine M. You could really write a great article. Consider having a career as a writer.

SummerLove said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 5:01 pm
Such an interesting topic. Love the article by the way.

on Apr. 15 2010 at 4:45 pm
You should show this article to your school priniciple. I live in Florida and my kids learn about Sex Ed in school. Sex Ed is really helping them and i think your principle should start those classes again.

SunFlower said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 4:41 pm
Such a great article. It is unbelievable that such a young child could notice the little things that trouble our children and bring it out in such a educated manner. I applaude you for this article.

Jason said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 4:36 pm

To The Author,

     This article really caught my attention. The title was interesting and thats why i read it. You did a good job Cellestine M.

Sam1234 said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 4:34 pm
This article was so good. You really had good points. Keep on doing your thing Cellestine M.

PamelaS. said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 4:33 pm
This article is so good. I was never a fan of these things provided in public places but i think you have changed my mind. Congrats Cellestine

on Apr. 12 2010 at 8:53 pm
This has to be the best article i've seen so far. You have great arguments and facts. You should really think about being a journalist.

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