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Teens should be allowed to have sex

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Started: 2/8/2018 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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first round acceptance... teens should be allowed to have sex.


I accept. As a teen, I think this will be very interesting of a debate.
Debate Round No. 1


ok, first off, all teens know about condoms, vasectomies, and tubal ligations.... im 14... even I KNOW about them.....

hypothetical response: "condoms tear"

answer: extra thick condoms

hypothetical reply: they still can tear

answer: this magic pill u take a day after

Hypothetical response: what if they dont know

answer: SEX ED


Your argument is that teens should have sex because they know how to use a condom, "magic pill", etc. I will give 3 reasons why teens, shouldn't be allowed to have sex.

1.Sex Ed-Your proposing for teenagers to have sex in today's current system. Today's current system has terrible sex ed in many red states. States such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, etc. have little if any sex education classes. Not every teen has good access to significant sexual education.

The vast majority of state-based sex education programs ignore science, do not require information about HIV or other STIs, and ignore the LGBTQ+ population
Tufts University School of Medicine 2-14-2014, "Biased Sex Education in the United States," No Publication,
Each state has its own policies about sex education in schools. Although the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both recommend that all students receive a comprehensive sex education, including information about how to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancy. Only 22 states and the District of Columbia mandate that schools provide sex education. In many states, the type of information that can be taught is biased with 17 not requiring instruction about HIV/AIDS; 19 requiring that information taught in sex education classes be medical, factually, or technically accurate; and eight have "no promo homo" laws which either prohibit gay-inclusive or sexual-orientation-neutral instruction or require that teachers provide anti-gay instruction. Currently, 27 states require an emphasis on an abstinence-only approach to preventing pregnancy. The schools can discuss other birth control methods but must stress that abstinence is the main method of protection. Abstinence may be the best way to prevent pregnancy, but abstinence-only education programs have been shown to be ineffective. Instead, they may deter teenagers from using contraceptives. Studies have shown that students who receive comprehensive education are 60% less likely to become pregnant or get someone else pregnant. Teen pregnancy rates in 2013 were highest in Mississippi and Arkansas, and both states have an abstinence-only education. The young women in these states are prone to experience the other consequences and health risks of teenage pregnancy, such as a higher likelihood of living in poverty or being in poor health. Their children have an increased risk of having health or cognitive disadvantages, and many become teen parents as well. Additionally, schools with abstinence-only education do not provide information for STD prevention. Often, students are not instructed about preventive methods, such as using condoms or receiving HPV vaccinations. This can lead to a higher risk of contracting and/or spreading STDs, including HIV/AIDS. In 41 states and the District of Columbia, schools that teach sex education are not required to teach medically accurate information. They are allowed to- and often encouraged to- provide statistics that inflate the failure rate of contraceptives or emphasize only the risks of abortion. Exploiting the possible ineffectiveness of contraceptives can have devastating effects. Students who choose to engage in sexual activity may decide not to use protection, believing it will not make a difference. Without using protection, they can risk both pregnancy and contracting STDs. Teaching inaccurate information also sets a dangerous precedent for future health instruction.

This piece of evidence shows that sex education is a failure, inconsistent and downright discriminatory to the LGBTQ+ population.

2.Laws-How sex and age work according to laws now is the age of consent. The age of consent allows for anyone above that line to have sex. In Texas, it's 17. This allows anyone 17 or older to legally sleep with anyone 17 or older. Since you want to allow ALL teenagers to have sex, that means a 43-year-old male teacher can have legal sex with a 13-year-old girl. If you don't find anything disturbing or wrong with this, then hopefully the judges can find the moral line you can't.

3.LGBTQ-As shown earlier, LGBTQ populations don't get good coverage of sex ed and is missed as a topic. This shows that until we allow ALL people to be covered, then we need to make sure that no one is going to make mistakes they don't have the knowledge to take care of.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 3 years ago
>Reported vote: passwordstipulationssuck// Mod action: Removed<

5 points to Con (Arguments, Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Con overall made better points and used more reliable sources.

[*Reason for removal*] The voter is required to do more than simply restate the decision to award these points as part of the RFD. The voter is required to specifically assess arguments and sources presented by both sides.
Posted by Debatwinnerpro 3 years ago
mine broke too... the third round isnt showing up
Posted by hwp460 3 years ago
My side says I need to post my fourth round argument? Do you know what's wrong with it?
Posted by toastyspaghetti 3 years ago
sAid the horny teen
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