"HIGH SCHOOLS MUST PROVIDE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADEQUATE SEX EDUCATION BECAUSE IGNORANCE CAN BE HARMFUL"
The largest gap of understanding still remains between the parents and the youth
especially in the area of sexuality. Sex is a natural part of life, and when questions
arise, they can be discussed in a matured way without condoning certain behavior.
Relying to that, we realize that sex education is important to be inserted in a person's
life. Therefore, sex education in high schools is very necessary for youngsters to
acquire information, form attitudes, beliefs and values about identity, relationships and
intimacy. Sex education also encompasses sexual development, affection, body image
and gender roles. In other words, it is about learning how we grow, reproduce and
change over the years. It also includes a positive view of sex and the safety involved
on sexuality. Regarding to the importance of sex education, I want to state my stand
here that I strongly agree that "High schools must provide young people with adequate
sex education because ignorance can be harmful".
Sex education in high schools helps young people to be more prepared for life changes
such as puberty, menopause and aging. Sex education can develop skills and self
esteem to help students enter adolescence. It helps them in knowing that the sudden
few changes are okay and normal. For example, girls would not get shocked, panic and
afraid at their first menstruation once they already had the knowledge about it.
Young people can also learn to appreciate and recognize their own sex: bodies just as
good, beautiful and special as other God's perfect creations. Moreover, it delivers
confidence on them to value themselves and others. Sex education helps them
understand the place of sexuality in human life and loving other people. They will learn
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