Sex Education In The Philippines

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There is always a constant debate on whether sex education should be taught in schools or not. Rapid population growth is one of the most critical problems that the Philippines has been facing throughout the years, and sex education is by far seen as the best solution to address the said issue, for its goal is to raise awareness among Filipinos on how to perform safe sex in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies. On the other hand, some parents and religious organizations are not in favor of implementing sex education because they are very convinced into thinking that implementing such curriculum would not only educate the students on how to perform safe sex but would also encourage them to do premarital sex as long as it is safe. But if it’s…show more content…
It is now overwhelming that the government cannot provide enough job opportunities to accommodate every family for their daily living. According to one of the essays of, “Philippine population is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. It is estimated that 3,000 Filipino babies are born every day, 100,000 every month, or one million a year to round up the figures” Raising awareness on the dismal effects of early parenting which is what sex education provides is the key to understand the effects of unguided choices and decisions because its goal is not only to educate people on safe sex but also to raise awareness about the importance of family planning because we cannot count solely on prayer and luck for a good family. It needs to be taught in schools to emphasize its importance and effect to the family. Through this, the chance to lower the crime rate is very possible and we are not only addressing the problems of the present but also for the betterment of their future and of the country because kids born out of wedlock are more likely to become juvenile delinquents than kids growing up with mature parents with…show more content…
It plays a very solid role in preventing cases of STDs, AIDS and other diseases that can be acquired from unsafe sex. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “An estimated 8,300 young people aged 13–24 years in the 40 states reporting to CDC had HIV infection in 2009. Nearly half of the 19 million new STDs each year are among young people aged 15–24 years. More than 400,000 teen girls aged 15–19 years gave birth in 2009.” It introduces the use of condoms and pills for safe sex and to be safe does not only mean not being pregnant but most importantly to be free from viruses and diseases that can be transferred during sexual

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