Pro: Should schools prohibit teaching sex education?

Sex education programs in the United States should be removed from all schools.

The sex education curriculum taught in schools is outdated and segregated and should be done away with. Some schools refuse to even mention methods of birth control in their curriculum.

In studies conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), named after the former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 86 percent of public school districts, which have a policy to teach sex education require that abstinence be promoted.

The study also showed that 35 percent require abstinence to be taught as the only option for unmarried people and they either prohibit the discussion of contraception altogether or limit discussion to its ineffectiveness.

There is a gap between what is taught and what is seen, and it is causing children to look to the media for more ways to understand sexuality.

One in five teachers believes that restrictions imposed on sex education are preventing them from meeting their students’ needs.

Despite sex education being taught in the U.S., this country continues to have one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates.

This is a big sign that we have failed to teach children about sexuality in a way they can understand. Current methods are ineffective and have not adapted to the more modern ideas about sexuality. Until current methods become more realistic, schools should remove all forms of sexual education.