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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sex Education

Please visit http://www.publichealthdegree.com/reproductive-health-education/ for the full sized version.

Young people have sex. 
This is a non-partisan fact.
What to think, believe or do about it seems to make everyone go crazy.
Young people should be informed about sex.

Ignorance about sex leads to a multitude of problems that effect everyone—from the spread of disease to unwanted pregnancies to sexual exploitation and trafficking. And girls bear the brunt of all of these.

It is the parents’ job to provide information to their children because they are their responsibility. Yet confused cultural conditioning has made talking about sex too uncomfortable or taboo for many parents and an all-too-willing, all-too-invasive media has stepped in to fill the gap. And this has just made matters worse. 

Learning about sex and its far-reaching consequences is important for all young people, especially girls, who expect to have any kind of prosperous future.

Let’s just move through the mixed messages and deal with realities—sex education in schools is for the public good.

Thanks for the graphic Greg!

-Ashley E. Remer
Head Girl 
Girl Museum Inc.

1 comment:

  1. I find it ironic that the state with the highest rate of capital punishment executions also has the highest teen birth rate. I also find it incredibly distressing.

    I truly can't understand why things like sex and alcohol, or even drugs, are demonized. When things are made taboo and forbidden to be talked about, people--and especially teens--are far more likely to try them in secret, without knowledge or understanding of the consequences involved.

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