Christian Colleges and Safe Sex

Most Christian colleges today promote an abstinence only sex education policy. This is based from a moral stand point that sexual relations are reserved for marriage only instead of from a stand point of health for the students.   It is true that the only sure protection from unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) is abstinence.   However, for many college students, even ones attending a Christian college, abstinence is an unrealistic expectation.   Even if intercourse does not occur, other forms of sexual activities such as oral sex will take place as a substitute. Although pregnancies will not occur with such activities, infections can and will.   This is why student health clinics on Christian colleges should offer sex education classes as well as contraceptive and protection choices, such as condoms, for its student body.
Traditionally, sex education lessons have focused on covering the biological facts about human reproduction, and warnings against unsafe sexual practices. Often today sex education is combined with relationships education, in an attempt to place sex in a broader emotional, social and family context (Avert). But in today’s society there is more talk about safe sex and how student should be more informed about protection against STIs. Some people worry about whether sex should ever be seen as entirely risk-free, which it should not, however, safe sex is a reasonable solution for the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections among students.   Opponents argue that educating students about safe sex and promoting safe sex are basically the same thing (Heritage foundation), but it is not and should not be considered the same. They say it is one thing to inform students about sex and it's risks, and another to promote and encourage them to choose any form of safe sex as prevention instead of encouraging them to stay abstinent.
The cost and impact of unsafe sexual practices that result in STI’s and unwanted pregnancies are paid...