The South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society provides comprehensive sex education for youth. We, the high schoolers of SVUUS, have followed the debate over HB363, which restricts public school sex-ed classes. Teens need sex education to make informed decisions about our bodies.
There should be a separation of church and state. Schools are for giving us education; parents and church are for giving us morals. Thus, schools should provide sex education, including safer sex practices and contraception choices.
Without accurate information, we might learn it from friends, rumors, TV, social media or the hard way. Among American teens aged 18-19, 41 percent say they know little or nothing about condoms, and 75 percent say they know little or nothing about the contraceptive pill. Clearly, we teens should be given more education rather than less.