sex ed

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Registered: 08-22-2011
sex ed
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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 1:12pm

opinions on the schools now teaching 11 yr girls on how to put the condomn on the guy.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2010
In reply to: jenkingadel
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 1:50pm

Gosh, my 11 yr olds don't even know what a condom is.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
In reply to: jenkingadel
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 4:50pm
I think its inappropriate. 11 year olds should not even know what a condom is, what its for. I would never sign off on that at all. On top of that.....not trying to be crass here but are boys at the age of 11 even able to wear a condom? They are not physically mature enough for the size of a condom. What happened to kids getting to be kids?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
In reply to: jenkingadel
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 7:43pm

While I agree with you rebekah, you do have to remember that there are kids, especially from more uneducated backgrounds (and sometimes not) that do engage in sexual activity that young, you'd be surprised to hear the statistics of 11-13 year olds that are sexually active. And I know foe a time they were talking about making condoms in smaller sizes, whether for younger boys, or men that are just plain "not that well endowed". Is it appropriate, I don't think so, and most schools have you sign off ahead of time on the sex Ed classes, but I don't know that it's 100% of them. I would be more comfortable having it taught to a boy then a girl, though I would rather my DH be doing the teaching, not the school. Unfortunately there is a large population of parents that just plain don't discuss or teach there kids at all about sex Ed, or completely leave it up to the school curriculum that 100% promotes abstinence. I myself was surprised to learn here in Texas it is a completely abstinence based curriculum and while they touch on STD's, they don't really do any actually education in protection, strictly abstinence.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
In reply to: jenkingadel
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 7:53pm

This thread was also posted on the parents of teens board, while I partially think

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Registered: 07-25-2007
In reply to: jenkingadel
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:59am

I agree that this would be inappropriate classroom education for 11 year olds.

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Registered: 12-22-2007
In reply to: jenkingadel
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 6:12pm

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Registered: 10-08-2004
In reply to: jenkingadel
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:40pm
that's what I was thinking too. I have never heard of this at all.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
In reply to: jenkingadel
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:42pm
In a perfect world teaching abstinence is the only thing needed and while it should be taught and encouraged the reality is that it isn't going to happen 100% of the time. They really need to teach what could happen if the child engages in sex, like you said STDs and even AIDS need to be brought into light.

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Registered: 08-11-2007
In reply to: jenkingadel
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:46pm
Same here.When my daughter was in 5th grade they taught them about periods and babies being born.It was called Wonder of Wonders.But I honestly can not see ANY public school showing an 11 yr old how to put on a condom.I don't even think my daughters hs does that when they have the sex ed talk in 10th grade..Pretty sre we are not an abstience only state though.At 15 I would not have a problem with that.I have a feeling my daughter might be a little uncomfortable with it but I would not object.Never heard of teaching this to 11 year olds though.

 

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Registered: 06-06-2002
In reply to: jenkingadel
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:34am
I have mixed feelings. Whilst I think eleven should be too young, I'm sure there are cases where it would be useful and could save a life and save an unwanted pregnancy.
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