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Sex Education / - Speech or Presentation Example
As you are aware, the recent news about the teenage pregnancy of the daughter of Sarah Palin, former Republican Vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska, shocked the political establishment in particular and the country in general. One would wonder at how the daughter of one of the prominent political families in the country would be so careless as to get pregnant at seventeen years of age…
Is sex education the answer' There will be many who may disagree that the concept of sex education has any effect. There will also be others who say that this is the best way to make children aware of the ill effects of getting pregnant in one's teenage. I strongly feel and say that sex education is effective, but not in the way that it is taught in many schools across the country.
Before I come to that point let us have a look at the figures which will help me in proving my point. According to a report in the USA Today website, 42 girls out of 1000 between the ages of 15 and 19 get pregnant every year in the country. I know that it is difficult to understand the trauma and embarrassment of the girl who finds herself in such a situation, not to mention the feelings of her parents and family members. To some extent, I suppose this is shared by the offending boy (or man) and his parents also. Palin's daughter can be considered to be one among the lucky few in such instances because she had the support of her (shocked no doubt) parents and other family members. The boy responsible also owned up and they plan to get married once both reach legal marriageable age. ...