Sex Education

Read pages 371 – 373 in your text.

People have vastly different opinions on the role and responsibility of schools to provide sex education.  Teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are real problems facing our adolescent population.  In some cases, the decision to engage in a sexual relationship is a life or death decision.

References:

Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2019). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

 

For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.

To what extent should the schools be responsible for teaching sex education?  To what extent should sex education be left to parents?  Who should handle education about STDs?

Please respect opinions that differ from yours.  You may disagree, but your reasons need to be clearly stated and respectful, not judgmental or demeaning.