Sends mixed messages and legitimizes sexual activity In high schools that teach students about both abstinence and contraception use, these programs are sending mixed messages to students.
Granted, they are the most logical and desirable sources, but what if a student has incompetent or perhaps no parental guidance and has little if any access to a physician?
A Dual Responsibility As a parent and as an educator, I agree with encouraging sexual abstinence and moral character among teenagers. The two basic types of sex education in the Malawi are abstinence-only and comprehensive. Why should it stop now during a devastating health crisis?
Chifundo Nkhoma Mechanic It is best to have students abstain percent, its a fact that youths are already exposed to dangers through early sex and that condoms would be of service.
Even when condoms are available, though, there are still a number of social, cultural and practical factors that may prevent people from using them. According to the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, by age 16, 17 percent of girls and 29 percent of boys have had sexual intercourse.
At several after-school workshops he learned various ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. A sex education curriculum also helps students to understand their science lessons on human sexuality, reproduction, and the spread of disease; and to understand their social studies lessons on social relationships, the development of cultural norms, and the role of responsible citizens.