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Sex Ed Programs in High School

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To require schools to have a SexEd/Health class for two years in High School. This is to help prevent teen pregnancy and for student to have the knowledge of the importance of safe sex.

According to LA Times, "Estimated the number of underage marriage at 39,000 a day...But citing the statistic 70,000 teenage girls die in child birth or for pregnancy complications each year." This shows how a huge amount of teen girls each year put their life in danger when giving birth or during pregnancy, their lives and health are put at risk.

In the same article of LA Times, “In 2009 teen births in Mississippi cost taxpayers $154.9 million….Those costs include lost revenue from lower wages among teen parents, incarceration costs for the children of teen parents, and foster care costs….one of the biggest costs associated with teen childbearing is the poor outlook for teen parents' offspring, who often need public assistance.” The teen mothers had cost taxpayers in Mississippi a enormous amount of money and the reason to this was because not many teen were being taught or talked about the responsibilities of taking care of a child. There is a lot of cost that it put into raising a child and it is not just costing the person who has the child but also to the people because through taxes they are giving those funds though the wages and welfare that a teen may need to support her child.

Possible solutions to these problems is that there can be a creation of programs that help parents understand about sex ed classes or ways to show parents how to talk to their child about sex. It has been shown by the National Campaign had reported that, “Teens say their parents influence their decisions about sex, love and relationships.”

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