Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Comprehensive sex education is not required in middle school, only STD and HIV prevention is. A comprehensive sex education class would cover the wide array of subjects that students are interested to learn about such as contraceptives, puberty, sexuality, discharge, hormones, wet dreams, and sex. By conducting interviews with two middle school teachers and a principal, knowledge was gained regarding what the students knew about their bodies, what they knew about sex, and what is being done to help them stay safe. One middle school had an open environment and a comprehensive sex education was integrated into the classroom. The students at this school seemed more young minded and comfortable with their sexualities. The other middle school seemed more sexually active, uninformed, and no proper sex education classes. The action involved creating a website for children that was scholarly and accurate. With easy access to the Internet, we wanted the students who do not have any sort of sex education classes to be able to look up answers to their questions. Students are curious about what is happening to their bodies and they want and need to learn what is going on. A more comprehensive understanding of sex and sexuality can help keep students’ bodies safer and healthier, as well as help them to keep an open mind about the people around them.
Sterkel, Korin P. and McDaniel, Tasha N., "Let's Talk About Sex Baby: Integrating Comprehensive Sex Education" (2014). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 606.