Sex education versus abstinence only programs in public schools here in the United States, has for many years, been a hot controversial topic among both parents and educational authorities. Many questions have risen from this this controversial topic of whether or not abstinence-only programs actually help decrease teen pregnancy; prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; or are giving teenagers the health background that they must know about their sex life for the future. Sex education seems, after studies and debates, to be the most effective method in aiding these issues. In the fall of 2016, if democrats are in office then it will result in, passing the bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to eliminate the abstinence-only education programs. Therefore, the billions of dollars of funding for abstinence- only programs currently could be used to improve sex education in public schools in the United States.
The bill to amend title V of the social security act to eliminate the abstinence-only education program is also referred as “ Repealing ineffective and incomplete abstinence only program funding act of 2011”. This act is up for evaluation by the committee on energy and commerce, and to the committee on appropriations. ("H.R.1085 to amend title V of the Social Security Act to eliminate the abstinence-only education program" 1-7). If
Democrats are in office during the duration of fall 2016 then this bill will be passed. Therefore, abstinence only programs will be banned and replaced by sex education programs in public schools all over the United States. Resulting in a positive way by decreasing teen pregnancy as well as helping to inform teenagers of risks they could be taking in their sexual life. On the other hand, republicans tend to be the more conservatives in politics and if they become the majority in office then this bill will be denied. Resulting in funding for sex education will decrease and a higher teen pregnancy rate as well as higher risk of STDS among the younger age population ("S.178" 1). This act was created to gain support from the federal government to help change the funding expenses from abstinence only programs to sex education; because of this act being introduced congress was on a mission to find different statistics as well as studies to help pass or decline the bill. Within these findings, they found out that the United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates developed in the world; Federal government as well as other agencies are donating billions of dollars, showing no decrease in statistics from STDS in younger people; as well as that abstinence only programs are not informing students of the risks from the actions they could pursue from their sexual life (Collins, Alagiri, and Summers). Many other negative findings were found in the abstinence only programs making majority ruling for sex education, because the findings of the abstinence only programs showing no positive...