Let's Talk About Sex: It's Time for Comprehensive Sex Education in America
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Let's Talk About Sex: It's Time for Comprehensive Sex Education in America

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      Advocates for Youth

Nothing scares “The Powers That Be” more than the idea of sex and young people.

Even though 95% of Americans have sex before marriage, we're still supposed to pretend that young people never have sex.  They don’t think about it.  They don’t talk about it.  So we’d better not teach them anything about sex – about their bodies, about contraception, about having real, healthy relationships – or they might start getting ideas!

Every day in America 10,000 teenagers catch a sexually transmitted disease, 2,400 teen girls become pregnant, and 55 young people are infected with HIV.  So why do teachers get in trouble for answering questions honestly in sex ed classes?  Why won’t the major TV networks run ads for condoms in primetime, but they'll run ads for Viagra whenever they want?  And why has our government spent over $1.5 billion on abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, even though 85% of parents want sex education to include information about abstinence and contraception?

Talking about sex is still "too controversial" and young people are paying the price.

Young people in the United States have a right to learn the information they need to make responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Parents, schools, and society all have a role to play to make sure that our children grow up healthy — and informed about their own bodies and lives.

Take a stand for honest, accurate sex education in America.  Together, we can make the U.S. a sexually healthy nation!

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I support age-appropriate comprehensive sex education in our schools that provides young people with honest, accurate information about responsible decision-making, healthy relationships, choosing not to have sex, disease prevention, and condoms/contraception.

Together, we can start a national conversation about sexual health in America.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Megan Miller ORLANDO, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Sex is a natural human process, and sexual development is an important part of growing up. At the very least, our young people need to know the facts so they can stay safe, stay healthy, and protect their future. Ignoring the issue does not make it go away!

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I would have addressed this to some religious leaders, instead of making this a pledge. As a pledge, it's just preaching to the converted.

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      if we weren't such a prudish nation, we'd be upfront with our kids, sex is just a natural part of living w/humans & animals, to "empower" our children w/ knowledge, will empower them to make smarter choices....

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    • Pepucho Lengualarga KEY BISCAYNE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Ignorance has always been more expensive than knowledge.

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