Con: Should schools prohibit teaching sex education?

It can no longer be denied; sex education must be taught to America’s youth.

Rather than worrying about offending someone by talking about sex, school systems need to focus on the consequences of removing effective sexual education.

Teenagers have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases of any age group, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Not only that, but in 1994, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 417 new AIDS cases were diagnosed among teens ranging in ages from 13 to 19 years old.

Wake up and smell the sex America, because the youth of this nation is having it and it is their right to be fully educated of the choices they have to protect themselves.

If our country fails to educate its people of the dangers lurking in society, then they are as much to blame for these statistics as the people actually engaging in the activity.

Studies have shown that sex education taught before preteens and teens become sexually active helps them remain abstinent, as well as helping them realize the importance of using protection when they do become sexually active.

The children of this country deserve the best education possible, which includes an education about the one thing that has the power to create life or take it away: sex.