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THBT sex education must be taught in High School students in the Philippines

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Started: 12/2/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jemual

Pro

What is sex education?

Sex education is a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Common avenues for sex education are parents or caregivers, school programs, and public health campaigns.

Education about reproduction typically describes the creation and development of a new human being, from conception and the development of the embryo and fetus, through to childbirth. It often includes topics such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them, as well as birth control methods.

Why sex education?

Although some form of sex education is part of the curriculum at many schools, it remains a controversial issue in several countries, particularly with regard to the age at which children should start receiving such education, the amount of detail that is revealed, and topics dealing with human sexuality and behavior (eg. safe sex practices, masturbation and sexual ethics).

In many countries, sexual education raises much contentious debate. Chief among the controversial points is whether covering child sexuality is valuable or detrimental; the use of birth control such as condoms and hormonal contraception. Increasing support for abstinence-only sex education by conservative groups has been one of the primary causes of this controversy. Countries with conservative attitudes towards sex education (including the UK and the U.S.) have a higher incidence of STIs and teenage pregnancy.

Why in the Philippines and why high school students?

It is a great issue in the Philippines because some say that students in high schools are to young to know about sex education. Elementary years are for childish things while in college is for maturity stage while in high school, they are easily taught, and they are curious, so, I chose high schools students

Parameters:

The parameter of this debate is that only to 3rd years and 4th years are to be allowed in knowing this kind of subject

That will be all for now..
amaitenshi

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i believe that sex education should not be taught to high school students even if they are in the 3rd year of their high school or the 4th. especially in the Philippines since as i know from some Filipino friends that Filipinos are people who are conservative and values their virginity measuring it equal with their own dignity. i mean to say that when one teaches sex education to teenagers the cases of premarital sex will increase since they can perform sex with the following certain guidelines to prevent unwanted pregnancy. i am not saying that sex education teaches one to perform sex or to teach them of procedures in performing sex, what i am saying is that when one engage in sex education one can follow guidelines to prevent unwanted events to happen after intercourse and since Filipinos treasure virginity, they may be tempted to do it since they know how to prevent unwanted event that may occur after sex and this becomes a violation of tradition.
i am also aware of your statement that conservative attitudes have led to more cases of STD and teenage pregnancy, but can you define "conservative attitudes" more since in general conservative attitudes is the rejection of sex education and therefore the rejection in partaking in any sexual activity that will help in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and spread of diseases. Thus, it will not be a point for you but a point for me.
sex education should not be taught still to high school students since maturity of one person can not be based through ones age. in general, i may agree to teaching people of sex education but only the mentally prepared and people who voluntarily enrolls oneself to join lessons for sex education.
finally, sex education should not be taught to high school students, not unless they can handle it individually, since they already have many school work, to handle another bundle of workload. school is also not the only place where you can learn or have sex education as your speech have said teaching them to high school students means teaching them in school.
with that i end my speech. please forgive me for some errors since i haven't checked on it after i have typed it. hope to hear from you soon. thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
jemual

Pro

I still believe that sex education must be thought to high school students because:

1.)Of what you've said that virginity is dignity. It is correct but in surveys on the Philippines, 33% engaging in premarital sex result to unwanted pregnancy and even abortion. This subject can help the students in preventing these results. We can never avoid issues about sex and besides the Filipinos have their own minds in choosing if to engage in sex or not. If you have the knowledge, you will be more careful because if you are conservative, you will never engage in see because you know the results and abstinence.

2.)The students are curious about sex, so they want to explore and result in premarital sex because they wanted to know what will be the result if they do that. Teaching them safe sex or abstinence of having sex is a better idea to reduce their curiousness. In modern times, we, Filipinos are already being liberated.

3.)Having subjects such as Anatomy or Health are covering topics of Reproductive system. If they won't learn about sex education, they will be ignorant hearing unfamiliar words that will make them say "eeewww!...yuck!" and more. To help them in being not impolite, teaching of sex education is better because they will know all those scientific terms such as those testosterone and estrogen and some other sex organs.

4.)Sex education could boost the mind of the youngsters on what the real world is really about. Teaching them about this subject will be a stepping stone on what may happen to them in the near future

5.)Sex educations don't tackle all about sex but it has limitations. They will not really go into complex topics.

With that I end my speech. Seeing you forward for your reply.
amaitenshi

Con

a pleasant day to you mr. or ms. jemual.
1. i still believe that sex education should not be taught in High School students in the Philippines. you have said in you 1st argument or clash with my argument about 33% of people engaging in premarital sex result to unwanted pregnancy and even abortion. you may have gotten me wrongly, i have stated that virginity is dignity in the sense that when one is not taking sex education and does not know certain ways to prevent unwanted results one will not undergo sex and will not risk virginity or his/her future. it is all about abstinence. also i would like to ask a question based from that fact; are you sure that those 33% are not taking sex education or not taking precautions (since some precautions are not 100% sure to prevent unwanted results) and what is the age bracket of the majority of that 33%?
with what you say that Filipinos have the right to choose whether to engage in sex or not is absolutely true but as i was saying Filipinos hold a strong tradition for virginity and tradition can not be easily swayed just because of sexual urges and also as reflected in my past argument, that sex education isn't only available in school, and i believe that school is not really an appropriate place to learn about sex even if it is in school that you meet whoever you get engaged with. it becomes an embarrassment to students especially Filipinos since they are conservative and probably even the liberated ones maybe uneasy since majority of the class is already uncomfortable.
2. yes, teenagers become curious in what sex will feel like but sex education in school is not the only way to reach to teens about sex. parents are more appropriate bridge in teaching sex education not some stranger that gets in and talk about it and one may be too uncomfortable to ask questions to a total stranger about intimate things such as sex. also exploring does not always mean that you do it, exploring can be attained through reading materials and personal experiences of other people. again i am going to ask you, did you ever get curious about sex? and if yes (which is probably the answer because you opened the topic) did you ever engage in sex?
3. exactly, they already have subjects such as Anatomy or Health and in these subjects precautions already explained and the necessity for a separate subject like sex education is not needed since these two subjects already fill up the requirement or needs. also isn't Anatomy a more scientific approach in opening up the mind of students about their reproductive system? sex education as a subject is more laid back and therefore not entirely scientific as you have said.
4. knowing from another person (teacher) or from a textbook will not boost a person into facing the harsh realities of the world. on-hand experiences is still the best way. you may say that "if this is so then they will engage in sex and be unprotected since they do not know what to do before doing it." this is partly correct, since they may engage in sex but they will not be totally unprotected since they can learn what to do through some other institutions or from persons who are experienced and they can talk to freely without feeling hesitant in asking questions (like our parents) meaning i still stand that school is inappropriate for students to learn sex. one must be fully armed before entering a war, they may be many ways to be armed but there are only few which will be effective.
5. i know that sex education will not tackle complex topics but we know that this complex topics are sometimes the most important thing one should learn and if sex education will not teach it then the necessity rate for sex education to be implemented in schools will drop.
as i have said earlier i believe that sex education should not be taught in High School students in the Philippines since High School students or the assurance that one is in high school puts one in the position that makes one fit to learn about sex is not true. one may be a high school student but not mature enough to accept whatever one teaches in sex-ed then all efforts to teach about sex and its complications are wasted.
i end this round with me still believing that sex education should not be taught in High School students in the Philippines. please forgive (again) any errors i may have done in my speech. i may not be able to reply to your argument as fast as i have done know since this is not my computer and there is an activity i am going to attend in school. i am really sorry if you have to wait for a full 2 days. thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
jemual

Pro

jemual forfeited this round.
amaitenshi

Con

good day to you mr. jemual
since you have forfeited your past round and this is the last round in our debate i will not make this short.
i still believe that sex education must not be taught in High School students in the Philippines because of the following factors:
a. maturity
b. appropriateness of location
c. necessity of sex education to be taught
i have stressed this three factors in my past arguments and i will not elaborate further. i also believe that i have rebut all your arguments.
thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by jemual 9 years ago
jemual
i'm super duper sorry that I haven't replied...*sigh*...I was forfeited...But I still believe that sex ed must be taught in high school students in the Philippines because my even my classmates here are curious about sex. So they tend to try it. Though, its still on the watcher's decision to whom he/she will cling.

Good luck to the both of us and by the way, it was a nice debate. I'm hoping that we can debate again and I will not be forfeited.
Posted by jewelsis 9 years ago
jewelsis
these debaters are awesome!!
keep up!
Posted by LianFex 9 years ago
LianFex
Tsk tsk....heavy. Great debate on this one and good luck.
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