This week's Glee episode got me thinking about sex education. In the show there was a debate between teaching teens about abstinence and teaching them how to have safe sex and the consequences of sex. The side that believes in abstinence thinks that if teens learn how to have safe sex, they will feel encouraged to go out and have sex. They teach students that the only form of safe sex is abstinence. The other side of the debate believes that students should know about how to have safe sex and the consequences of having sex because teens will be having it anyway and they should be informed beforehand. At my high school they taught us that abstinence is the only form of safe sex. However they also taught us about different types of birth controls, STDs, and the consequences of teen pregnancy. What was your sex education like? What do you think educators should do to improve it?
Watch the full episode here.