Print article. The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education estimates that approximately public schools now offer some form of single-sex education. What is fueling this movement? And what are the risks and benefits of single-sex education?
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Teaching Sex Education to 5th Grade Students Schools across the nation are beginning to teach sex education to 5th grade students. There are varied opinions on whether or not this topic should be covered at such a young age. I believe teaching students sex education at this age is appropriate because the lessons learned far outweigh the consequences of not being informed properly. When students are taught as 5th graders they are presented this information before becoming sexually active. Teachers can give information on dangers of sex like sexual transmitted diseases and unwanted teenage pregnancy.
The case for starting sex education in kindergarten
Teaching children about sex can be difficult and uncomfortable, but most people feel that it's necessary and essential. A comprehensive sex education curriculum includes basic sexual anatomy, the science of reproduction, medically accurate facts about contraception, information about abstinence and a rundown of sexually transmitted diseases as well as ways to protect against them. There is ongoing debate about the advantages and disadvantages of providing sex education in schools. Teaching children the basics of sexual activity can help prevent unprotected sex, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases STDs. A article in the "American Journal of Nursing" reported that comprehensive sex education made teens 60 percent less likely to get pregnant or impregnate a partner compared to teens who didn't receive sex education.
Placing your child in a single-gender school may backfire. Emerging studies suggest that gender segregation is ineffective and potentially detrimental. For most of the 20th century, single-gender schools were thought to be advantageous to learning because of the different learning styles of boys and girls, and fewer distractions caused by the opposite sex. In , however, research published by Penn State University showed that there is no evidence that single-gender schools generate positive effects when compared to coeducational schools.