Monday, November 7, 2011
Whats the real issue?
While I'm glad that there has been more conversations within the House and Senate regarding either funding for comprehensive sex-education programs; or just its implementation into the schools systems, there is still those that are trying to force this abstinence only teaching upon us. I don't think that there is any argument against abstinence being the safest way to prevent unintended pregnancies and STD/STI's. However, the reality is that people are having sex and do so in an unhealthy manner. They are either misinformed or uninformed. So how is anyone comfortable with this? We live in a country where there are 39 births per 1,000 girl ages 15-19; or in a state like Illinois who takes the 1st and 2nd place for chlamydia and gonorrhea. These are our friends, neighbors, classmates, and acquaintances who are being affected. So it just seems like a no brainer to me to implement a comprehensive sex education program in schools where youth spend majority of their day. But apparently it's not, so whats the real issue?