Comprehensive Sex Ed is Crucial

Not only is John Oliver hilarious, he makes it very clear just how crucial comprehensive sex education is. As he points out, the states that have abstinence-only sex education are the places where teen pregnancy are highest. Teenagers have questions, and they need to be addressed so they can make informed, responsible choices. And no; girls who have sex are NOT like used pieces of gum, contrary to what many sex ed classes are teaching. Girls are people too. (It’s astounding that women themselves are teaching the ‘used gum’ thing.) And unlike algebra and many other school topics, sex education is one of the few subjects you’ll need for the rest of your life. Teens need to be getting the facts straight from trusted adults so they can go out and be respectful, responsible people in the world.

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