- Category: DC Public Schools
According to a new survey commissioned by the Americans Speak Out organization, interviewed people of all racial backgrounds across the United States do not like the current Sex Education Policy. The current Sex Education Policy encourages and normalizes teen sex. Sex education is also being taught to children as young as ten years old. President Obama’s administration also funds this Sex Education Policy and he also has cut Abstinence Education funding. Sixty percent of teens, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) are not sexually active and are staying abstinent. The people who participated in the survey said teens should be encouraged to wait for sex just as many teens are educated about the effects of smoking and underaged drinking. Teens should be informed that condoms offered limited protection from pregnancy and STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and other forms of contraceptives offer none. The Federal Sex Education Policy is harmful and presenting false information to teenagers. When the majority of teens in U.S. are staying abstinent should sex education be encouraging abstinence? Yes. The Trump administration need to be aware and changes need to occur in the current Sex Education Policy.