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Sexual Health

Sexual Health

This week’s class topic is very eye opening to me. For 19 years of my life, I was not aware that students were being taught about sexual health. I’m from Memphis, Tn and we were shown a youtube video that was about 10-15 minutes long when we were in the 7th grade. The girls were separated from the boys and the topic of our video was how penis erections worked. This is tragic and almost unethical in terms of the grand scheme of things. Predominately in the south sexual intercourse is viewed as an act of fun or a regular activity as if you were going to workout at the gym with a friend of the opposite sex. The majority of my friends and I became sexually active before or soon after we were shown the “educational video”.  Together we can construct and implement a strategy to get our nation more educated as one unit.

Being a U.S citizen you withhold the obligation to attend school until you are a legal age by the government’s standards. My entire academic career I have been taking classes because it was required in order for me to graduate. As a number of years I spend in school gets greater and greater the freedom of my class choice grows as well. In my opinion there should be a nationwide class that is required to take in high school while everyone’s body is getting more mature and the peak of sexual hormones are being released, I would suggest freshman year. What are some ways to eliminate the gap in education that we have nationwide on a local, state, and national level? How important is sexual education, and can it lead to a decrease in sexual assault?

The Half Way Point

The Half Way Point

I feel like I have changed for the better in the first semester of UC 105. one major difference that I have noticed about myself is being open to all of the different subdivisions in the health care field.  For example, I never really had thoughts of becoming a dentist but the last professional autobiography that listened to made me think differently about it. My views on what I want to become has not changed but I do like how I have learned how it takes a team of doctors to treat a patient. I learned the true definition of a team and it is really eye-opening that people automatically want to be in competition when it is not always necessary. The Bryson that I was in the beginning of the semester would ask another first-year HSSP student what type of doctor they would want to be and would not understand why they would want to be that. There are more factors that tie into play than just money or the amount of schooling it takes to start getting paid on salary. Moving forward I hope to see more changes in the way I view things because change is good. Something I want to improve for next semester is to be constant on these blog posts

All lives Matter

All lives Matter

Recently on campus we have been having some issues that have been concerning race and ethnicity. Since it is a lingering thought that reoccurs in some of our minds i feel it is necessary to discuss some of these issues and talk about ways that i can help prevent them from happening again. When i came from memphis, Tn I felt like the city of Ann Arbor was different in the sense of racism. Although i have experienced far less scrutiny here than when i was don south it still bothers me that this is and will be an ongoing issue no matter where you reside. Seeing the “black lives matter” posters being posted throughout the campus shows me that there is more good than bad in this city and it is a comforting feeling. Some things that we can do as individuals to suppress the issue is to have discussions. Talking about the things that bother you to people that care is one of the best remedies when it comes to internal issues. Yes, I label this an internal issue for the fact that there are some black and white people who do not care about the killings that have been happening or the posted print outs. Another way that us as individuals can help kill the issue is to post positive things on social media rather than retweeting a cop brutality violating an African American. When i open for Big Sean i plan on touching on some of these topics to just let people know that they are not alone and the issue is being addressed. For the people who think the Black Lives Matter movement is racist you should consider the following: The movement is violent, it resembles one race coming together, and it is open to ALL races to indulge in protest. At the end of the day we all just want to feel accepted…