In the United States, the issue of pregnancy among the teenagers is a significant concern. This has created the urge to make sex education, parenting  classes as well as the birth control  lessons  mandatory in high school .The various arguments facts has assisted to appreciate the importance  of the sexuality lessons  in high school. This paper discusses the need for parenting issues, birth control and pregnancy matters to be taught at the high school level. This is due to the fact that on this level of education there are a lot of teenagers who are more prone to the issues of unwanted pregnancy.

Sex education should be offered in different levels, which usually start from grade 7-9 and is termed as part of health class. However, there is no any set rule in United States on sexuality classes. This is highly evident in Michigan’s and Massachusetts’ law as illustrated in the magazine ‘The Washington Times’. Despite of the rules, they felt that the state requires schools to teach facts about sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV/AIDS. These classes mostly consist of the teaching the benefits of refraining from sex as a liable technique for limitation and avoidance of such infections, preventing early pregnancy and as a fulfilling way of life for young people who are not married yet. Schools also deal with sexuality learning classes, which comprise of classes on family planning, sexual education, and family education. The essential concept was that all classes should be taught by qualified instructors to ensure quality information is delivered to the recipients (The Washington Times 23).

In North Carolina, schools are prohibited by the ruling authority to distribute contraceptives to students. The inaccessibility of contraception among the teens has resulted to a 90% chance of unwanted pregnancy within a given year. The East Side High Community School in its paper “The School Newspaper” has campaigned for abstinence among teens in a friendly manner; however, it has also shown concern in the issue of usage of contraceptives such as condoms. The paper tries to derive the essence of contraceptive to any instructor due to its effectiveness in preventing unplanned pregnancy, HIV, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. The reality is that the actual use of contraceptives among adolescent populations shall clearly explained the difference between risk and decline by the usage of such devices and the of risk eradication of abstinence. On the other hand, most of the article on this subject allows parents or guardians to remove their children from sexuality class if the education conflict with their belief system, as well as an advocate for rules to keep the students in sexual education classes (The School Newspaper 12).

Feb 9, 2018 in Sociology Category