Teens can get quite curious and even rebellious at times. And when this happens, it can be pretty hard reigning them in and teaching them things, which can lead to so many problems. And one rampant problem that we see with teens today is the issue of premarital sex that leads to a significant number of teen pregnancies and single teenage moms. But what can we do to decrease such cases? Is sex education the answer to it?
Let us hear what people have to say on how to discourage premarital sex in teens using sex education.
Can Sex Education Reduce the Cases of Premarital Sex?
With the way teenagers are, being quite curious, stubborn and secretive, it can be hard to educate them about the important things in life, especially the things concerning their futures. But patience and open communication can be the keys to educating them well.
Unfortunately, even with the right education, at home and at school, teens still get in trouble. And it can be devastating when parents find out their kids are engaging in premarital sex and come home pregnant. Teens and premarital sex is a combination you don’t want them to be a part of. This is the harsh reality of the world today.
So, how can it be stopped? Can sex education solve the problem?
Here are some people’s thoughts about it.
- Knowledge about sex and its consequences can be the power that teens need in order to veer away from it. It may not completely stop them from doing the deed but knowing about unwanted pregnancies and STDs will make them hesitate. So, yes. Sex education can help stop premarital sex.
- Sex education can indeed help reduce the cases of premarital sex. The knowledge that engaging in a sexual act with a minor is illegal and will get you in trouble with the law is a great factor that will prevent them from doing it.
- While sex education is great for teaching kids about the consequences of premarital sex, what is more, important is teaching kids to reduce the desires of their flesh. It is in their teenage years that lust can be quite powerful. So, putting a leash on it can be the answer to preventing premarital sex.
Sex education is indeed quite helpful in preventing premarital sex and the negative consequences it brings. But we should keep in mind it is not the only answer to the problem. Education at home and constant communication can strengthen the teachings at school and make a significant impact in reducing the cases of premarital sex.
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