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Is abstinence-only sex education detrimental to victims of rape and human trafficking?

  • Abstinence-only sex education is detrimental to victims of rape and human trafficking.

    Abstinence-only sex education is detrimental to victims of rape and human trafficking. We should be doing more in our schools then trying to teach abstinence-only because one day everyone will have sex. Regardless of what we tell them, students will do as they choose when they are out in the real world.

  • Yes, abstinence-only sex education is detrimental to victims of rape and human trafficking.

    Victims of rape need to be aware of the dangers that are possible (both physical and mental) that are accompanied following the rape itself. However, the average age of girls in the US taken for sex-trafficking is 12. At this age, most children will not have had exposure to ANY sex education beyond the basic discussion of puberty. Abstinence in most courses is not taught until after the fifth grade and therefore any sex education would not help since most exploited children are already in the hands of their abusers by the time it is taught.

  • Yes, abstinence-only sex education is harmful to victims of rape and human trafficking.

    When girls are taught about sex from an abstinence-only perspective, they are often taught that any type of sexual contact before marriage will leave them damaged and unwanted. For a victim of rape or human trafficking, who had no choice in what happened to them, the idea that they are "damaged goods" can be emotionally and psychologically devastating.

  • Yes, it is.

    'Abstinence only' is detrimental to society as a whole. Sex itself is NOT a problem, but disease, damage and the social stigma of being called 'loose' or any other term because someone forced themselves on you IS a problem. The taboo need to be taken away from sex and proper education needs to be given about the outcome of sex as well as the plight of many people forced into the sex industry. Rape needs to be taken out of the point-and-whisper category and the victims no longer pitied and patronized so that they can step forward and get the help they may require without far of being persecuted for someone else's crime.

  • Yes, it is.

    'Abstinence only' is detrimental to society as a whole. Sex itself is NOT a problem, but disease, damage and the social stigma of being called 'loose' or any other term because someone forced themselves on you IS a problem. The taboo need to be taken away from sex and proper education needs to be given about the outcome of sex as well as the plight of many people forced into the sex industry. Rape needs to be taken out of the point-and-whisper category and the victims no longer pitied and patronized so that they can step forward and get the help they may require without far of being persecuted for someone else's crime.

  • No, they are not related.

    No, abstinence-only sex education is not detrimental to victims of rape and human trafficking, because telling someone to use a condom is not going to make them use one when they are raping someone. It is not going to make them refrain from human trafficking, either. Sex education and violent sex-related crimes are two different things.

  • No those crimes occur anyway

    I can not really make the jump from abstinence sex education to rape and human trafficking. I think no matter what you teach in a school those crimes are going to happen not because people don't know any better, but simply because there are bad people in the world who commit crimes.

  • No but it shouldn't be used

    I don't think abstinence only education is a cause of rape or human trafficking. I think those things will go one anyway because there are simply evil people in the world. I don't agree with abstinence only education but I don't think you should blame rape and human trafficking on it.

  • Abstinence-Only Education Not Bad for Rape Victims

    While absintence only sexual education won't help rape or human trafficking victims, it won't hurt them either. If those people learned about contraception, then that obviously wouldn't come in handy when they're the victims of rape. That doesn't make any sense because the criminal isn't going to stop and listen to that person's views of contraception.


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