What form of sex education is best?

Teenage pregnancy has become highly publicized in the media. The Oscar winning movie, Juno, centered around a pregnant teenage girl. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears became pregnant at 16 in 2008, and VP nominee Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, also became pregnant as a teen. Lastly, two television shows, drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and reality show Teen Mom focus on teenage pregnancy.

Approximately half of all teens ages 14-17 are sexually active. In 2006, the teenage pregnancy rate spiked to a whopping 7%. Due to the sexuality of teenagers, many have made it a point to educate teens about sexuality. But what is the best way to go about educating teens, if at all?

Does sex education belong in the privacy of the home? Or should public schools play a role in educating students about human sexuality? If so, what exactly should be taught to students- abstinence only sex education, comprehensive sex education, or something in the middle? Why?

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This is a penis. This is a vagina. Together, they create pleasure and life. The end.

In reference to OP's explanation... what are we supposed to do? Create some pill to hold back the sex drive of teenagers until they're 18? I say speed up the responsibility process. Back in the day, people would get married and have kids at like 14 or 15. Of course, life was shorter back then and people had more responsibilities at a younger age than they do now. At one point in time, the age 14 was pretty much adulthood.

Any form that doesn't feature abstinence as the only form of "education". Regardless of your own feelings about sex before marriage, teenagers are going to have sex, and if they do it without protection, it's going to result in more teen pregnancies, which is what abstinence only education is supposedly trying to avoid.

Home, where the parents can use their son or daughter as a model in who their bodies works.

Bill Nye the Science Guy.

The hands on method. Ha!

@twat_waffle The hands on method. Ha!

Well of course someone called twat_waffle would say that hehe smilie

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