Standardized Sexual Health Education, (SHE), is effective at lowering the incidence of sexually transmitted infections and infections (STDs/STIs), teen pregnancies (HIV), and human immunodeficiency disease (HIV). Teenagers need to be taught vital information on sexual health and reproduction. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 defines Sexual Education as a campaign which provides accurate medical information to a certain age and cultural group. This is done in order to encourage basic developmental outcomes and sexual maturity. It is based on an education curriculum that’s grade-appropriate, and includes information about sexually harmful behaviours and other events. It is important to have solid policies, consistent with science and sound research. It is also important that the initiative aligns with families, society, educational institutions, and other stakeholders.
There are many positive impacts that sexual education can have on teenagers’ health. High-quality sexual education can delay the onset and progression of sexual relationships, as students are able to understand why it is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a SHE program that is successful helps students make better judgements. Students can retain one sex partner and participate in unprotected sex. An informed group will be more open to condom use to avoid STIs and HIV as well as unintended babies. Because they can focus on the important things, students who have a good understanding of their sexual health are more successful academically. The CDC 2020 states that SHE programs can also include information on suicide, drug abuse, and violence. It is designed to help students prevent situations or behaviors that can be detrimental to academic success and their health. Rabbitte (2020) states that comprehensive SHE education increases understanding among students about sexual health, and lowers health risks. Promoting a healthy sexual environment is key to ensuring that everyone feels safe.
To address many undesirable behaviors, sexual education can be used. According to Rabbitte and the CDC, SHE could be indoctrinated to have sex while under the influence or other drugs. It may also include alcohol and drug abuse education. Rabbitte, 2020, states that a SHE strategy should include information about HIV and STIs as well as contraception, condoms. Sexual health education is also required. Rabbitte (2020) states that effective sexual education reduces unintended births as well as sexually transmitted diseases. The ability to form informed sexual judgments will only be possible with a group of educated pupils.