The Importance Of Sex Education In Schools

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Sexuality education has become a fundamental requirement for students especially in today’s developing contemporary society. Sex education is described as education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, reproductive health, emotional relations, reproductive rights and responsibilities, abstinence, contraception, family planning, body image, sexual orientation, sexual pleasure, values, decision making, communication, dating, relationships, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them, and birth control methods. Sex education is much more important now due to the increasing prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases. Young people often lack the maturity, skills and knowledge related to health issues such as STI, HIV/AIDS. Adolescents especially in developing countries often lack knowledge about human body and reproduction which has increased their chances of indulging in sexual activity (Sah, Ghimire, & Parajuli, 2012) . A large amount of time of adolescents is spent in schools making it a conducive environment to educate about sex education. It provides a setting as well as the resources to deliver sex education through educational lessons and group learning. Students experience their first love experience at school age (Gallant & Maticka-Tyndale, 2004; Ramiro & Matos, 2008). Sex education in schools helps students have open conversations about sexual health while overcoming awkwardness related to such topics. Proper and well
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