Dear Future President,
3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. Many teens get pregnant because of their lack of knowledge. In some more years, if sex ed doesn't get taught at schools, teen pregnancies will increase. So I believe we as Americans need to include sex education in schools all around the U.S. With sex education present in school, teens are less likely to contract STDs, teens pregnancies will decrease, and fewer teen abortions will occur.
Just as schools are critical settings for preparing students academically, they can also help teens take responsibility for their own health. Sex education can teach teens about STDs. A school tested three hundred girls for sexually transmitted diseases, and the girls that were diagnosed with something knew more about diseases like HIV/AIDS. Sex ed will inform students more about others disease and how to prevent them.
In 2014, 72% of U.S. public and private high schools taught pregnancy prevention; 76% taught abstinence as the most effective method to avoid pregnancy. Fewer pregnancies from teens will occur if schools will adopt sex ed programs in schools. Also, with fewer teen pregnancies occurring it will limit teen abortions, making it decrease.
So I believe future president we as America, need to take this into consideration because it benefits teens in many ways.