Sexual Education In Public Schools

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INTRODUCTION Sex varies in different form of expression when we mention sex what comes to our mind could be the sexual organ of an animal differentiating them Male or Female. Sex can also be connoted to mean the inter-relationship of coupling between a male animal and a female animal in order to procreate. Sexual education as I will be highlighting is one subject that is usually not being taught or discussed between parents and teen child because of shyness on the part of parents and most institutions of higher learning usually don’t go indebt on the topic subject. OBJECTIVE What comes to our mind is when adults never take the time to talk with their children about sexual education because their fathers or mothers did not discuss such with…show more content…
Both private and governmental schools should endeavor add this subject covering all the aspects of sex education for youth. • Various risky behaviors among youths, such as forced sex, indulging in pornography, physical abuse can lead to early pregnancies. This should form the vital part of the curriculum helping the youth to understand the unethical and inhuman aspect of such behaviors. • We should also provide the knowledge of contraceptives and the difference between various contraceptive methods, such as morning pills, contraceptives, condoms and finally abortion. This should also include the time duration for taking these precautions. Many girls from varied age groups do not have access to this information and give birth to stillborn babies or even encounter death. We should abhor the use of these contraceptives because of abuse of these medications could lead to a more serious damages to the health than preventives. We should encourage abstinence more instead of encouraging contraceptives. • Higher Institutions and schools should hold debates and discussions on the relevant of sexual education and sensitize teachers, parents and…show more content…
Parents should try as much as possible to let the child feel free to always express him/herself so that the child can trust every information shared by their parents and this can lay to rest their sexual problems. Prejudice and biases prevent one from understanding the importance of sex education. Every youth must undertake this venture as a responsibility and not just as curriculum. CONCLUSION Sexuality has a higher scope than sexual activity which oversees all the things that make us who we are. Our orientation has been taking over by History, Cultures, Values and education. Our sexuality affects our views on our personal lives, adulthood, family and community which usually change the thinking of our teenagers. From a tender age, children are made to see sexual images and speak fowl languages in their communities and these makes their bodies to experience and develop sexual responsiveness. Their curiosity is inevitable and the answers they get should clarify not confuse the issues for them. Adolescence which is a stage where youth are stressed up and confusing at times both in physical and cognitive aspects of sexual activity starts to develop and the opportunities for personal decision making expands. Sexuality forms a significant part of relationship as we want these relationships to be healthy and safe as they are the training ground for life as an
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