The importance of comprehensive sex ed
Abstinence only is the current approach to sex education in 19 states in the US. While the adherence to their morals is admirable, it leads to some problems when young people have sex anyway and are uneducated on safe options. The curricula in these states are not the only ones lacking however. Many that even include teaching options for protection still do not provide a full understanding of not only sex but also their own bodies, as exhibited by some of the young girls convinced that they are dying when they first menstruate. Surrounding issues like STDs and even varying sexual orientations are excluded from sex education, and that gap is causing damage to the youth.