Introduce Sex-Ed into Arizona High-schools

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  In the United States many schools do not offer any form of a sexual education class. However, once it is approved by a school district's governing board then an educational class is allowed to be introduced into a high school's curriculum. By this point if a class is incorporated into a school's educational standards it is abstinence based. At Moon Valley High School while a sexual education class is not taught a class called C.O.O.P is offered. This class teaches the students how to care for a child and to help raise one. Despite offering a class meant to teach about children there is not a class offered specifically to teach students about Sexual activities and safe practices and the effects of engaging in such. This is due to Arizona being an abstinence based state despite having no formal laws mandating any form of sex ed. By not teaching and offering this class to students, many will wrongfully engage in activities that may lead to diseases and even higher concerns without even knowing they entered the situation with a huge risk factor. By not being aware, it may tremendously affect the life of an everyday student, all of which could be prevented by offering such classes to those who attend high school.

As a high school student who attends regularly at Moon Valley I believe sex ed should be offered and have an opt-out based curriculum. While some cities in Arizona do offer some form of sex ed, it is in no legislation passed that the information has to be comprehensive sex ed, nor does it have to consist of 100 percent actuality and facts. Moon Valley, as well as all other high schools in Arizona need to start offering these courses to their students NOW, not "in a year or so". I firmly believe we need to make a change and begin having a sex ed course offered in every high school in Arizona that must be 100% factual. 

 



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