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I see so many questions about unprotected sex. is sex education still taught in schools and at what grade level if it is ?

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for the most part schools have been teaching abstinence only education which doesn't cover how to have safe sex, only ways to not have sex. under the new affordable health care act, federal funding is now available for comprehensive education which teaches both. it is still up to the school which route of education they will take.

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not working out so well...has it ?!
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While I agree that "abstinence only" probably isn't as effective as the proponents would like it to be, no form of contraception is 100% effective and sexual activity is best begun once a person has reached a level of emotional maturity that comes after the age at which sexual maturity is reached. There's an awful lot of hurt that happens because kids (and some adults too) play with fire and are ill equipped to do so.
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I don't know where you live, but our kids get the full meal deal, and still have these issues. It needs to be taught/reinforced at home.
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how old are you

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I learned about it in 8th grade

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Midnight_L

I rather not talk about this here.

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I think it is taught in 5th or 6th grade.

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I agree with the prevalence of this subject and wonder the same thing! And another scary thought is, if they're so uneducated to not know enough to use protection, what happens when a baby is the result of their actions? How are they going to be smart enough to make good decision as parents?

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exactly my thoughts.!
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And we've chosen the same avatar.... great minds and all that. :-)
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I was taught in 7th grade

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do you feel you were taught enough about it ?
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I didn't get taught when I was in 7th grade. I'm 15 and I still haven't taken that class.
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I had the period talk in 5th grade and the sex talk in 8th but by 8th grade we all new what sex was...

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i knew what this was at a young age because of my cousin but i was actually taught of it in 7th grade

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