Just out of curiosity, what’s your favorite class? Math? French? Art? Sex ed?
I can handle it if it’s not sex ed. Partly because I know not everyone digs the same thing. And partly because a recent study reports that comprehensive sex education has real results. That’s true whether or not you’re crazy about the class. The two main results?
1) Teens who take sex ed have sex later.
2)Those who do have sex are more likely to use condoms and birth control.
This might not be news to you. Studies have been finding similar things for years. But when it comes to this topic, you just can’t hear it enough.
Everyone knows that English is fundamental. People don’t really question the importance of math. It’s pretty easy to make a case for things like gym and art. But unlike these subjects, sex ed is regularly under attack. So having ammunition to fight criticism is crucial. And, in this arena, the best ammunition is indisputable fact.
The more proof we have that sex ed is doing something positive, the less likely it will be to go the way of the becoming something only your parents remember from their school days.
What do you think?
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