The program focuses on accurate medical information regarding sexuality, and is designed to work in conjunction with parents as the main front for talking honestly with their kids about sexual activity. The numbers are even more impactful because the program is targeted at middle schools where students are at a higher risk for engaging in sexual activity. The survey also found that nearly one-third of parents have never talked with their kids about where to go for reproductive health care. Waiting until high school means that kids have had several years of exposure to misinformation, and may already been sexually active. Middle school is definitely NOT too early to have these honest discussions about sex, and not just ones that have to do with abstinence. Kids need to know where to get honest information about protection and sexual health. Students should understand their bodies but the age of 11 and 12, they are too young to really comprehend responsible sexual relationships. I think that the proof that this program is working is enough to make it one that continues, and spreads to more schools around the country. Get Real sounds like an excellent place for students to get the facts instead of misinformation and help them have a better understanding about sexual health from the start.
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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Would you give a boy in the 6th grade a condom? San Francisco Unified School District and other school districts now provide 6th graders with condoms. If a student wants a condom, all they need to do is talk to a school counselor or school nurse and a 6th grader can get a condom. The talk is less the 30 minutes. Why are schools considering this option? They are considering this option because research is showing that teens are becoming sexually active at younger and younger ages.
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