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Daniela 2

I am 17 years old and I have never been taught about sex. Everything I know has been from the television and friends at school. I believe I know alot more than some of my friends because when I don't know something, I research it online. That's as far as I've come to the topic of "sex." Here in my hometown, we do not have Sex Ed. or anything close to it. That is why our pregnancy status are rising. I've got a friend who got pregnant last year, and ended up aborting the baby. I am currently doing a project on how high school students should be taught about sexual intercourse. I've surveyed nearly 75 students, and about 40% of them said they didn't know how to put on a condom. This is probably the reason of why my friend got pregnant. I want for the school districts to start teaching us, the students about sexual intercourse to protect ourselves from consequences. Not alot of us are aware of them. In one of my surveys, the question asked, "Are you sexually active?" One girl asked me what that meant, and she is 16 years old. I think that by this age, we should know alot more about sex in order to prevent the spread of STD's and pregnancies leading to abortions. One of our city's school has a daycare right in front it. Unfortunately, they had to close down because too many teenagers were leaving their babies in that daycare. When will we get the education we need?