Today I was wondering around The Hoffington Post and I came across an article by Rebecca Klein that covered the topic of what kind of sex education teens are getting and where they are getting it in the United States. I have to say this article was, although informative, very unnerving and ultimately very upsetting. It is no wonder we have the worst teen-pregnancy rate of all the developed countries.
When I was in high school, “Sex” education was provided via a video of the “medically correct” format which pregnancy is naturally started and summed up to the birth of a child. In other words the class was basically told this equation: Sperm + Egg + 9 or so months of hell = Baby. Literally that was the summation of my sex education in high school. You can probably find more information about sex in a Cosmo magazine, which I do not recommend any teen to read! After that informative video the class carried around a “flour baby” (Sack of flour with a smiley face) for a entire week… I don’t even know what to say to that?… Lack of school funding I guess? Anyway, the maps below provides where my country currently is on providing sex education to teens.