With the current administration, specifically the new secretary of education, it’s important to continue reminding people that sex education IS IMPORTANT. And it’s even more important that the sex education being given is the right kind to prevent teen pregnancies, along with the spreading of STIs.
While abstinence only education seems to be popular, there comes a point when it needs to be questioned. With studies showing that areas with abstinence only have higher rates of teen pregnancies, it starts to look that abstinence only education is not as effective, and therefore not as safe to be teaching students.
If we continue to teach about abstinence, we will continue to see it’s ineffectiveness. Fact of the matter is, young people are going to have sex eventually, and it’s better to teach them the safest way to do so.