This essay focuses on Sex Education in Schools. Schools should be responsible for teaching sex education and handle education about STDs. The opinions need to be clearly state and respectful, not judgmental or demeaning.
For this week’s main post, answer the following questions.
Firstly, Be sure to include factual, properly cite information in your post.
Secondly, To what extent should the schools be responsible?
Thirdly, To what extent should be left to parents?
In addition, Who should handle education about STDs?
Please respect opinions that differ from yours. You may disagree, but your reasons need to be clearly stated and respectful, not judgmental or demeaning.
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Firstly, Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is necessary to ensure healthy sexual and reproductive lives for adolescents.
It should include accurate information on a range of age-appropriate topics; participatory; and foster knowledge, attitudes, values and skills to enable adolescents to develop positive views of their sexuality.1,2
Secondly, CSE programs that focus on
Firstly, human rights.
Secondly, gender equality and empowerment to encourage active engagement among participants, has show to improve knowledge and self-confidence;
Thirdly, positively change attitudes and gender norms;
Additionally, strengthen decision-making and communication skills and build self-efficacy;
Finally, increase contraceptive use among sexually active adolescents.
In addition, Twenty-six percent of the students in our sample (mostly aged 15–17) had already had sex—42% of males and 15% of females
Ways of teaching sex education
Firstly, Messages conveyed are often conservative and focused on abstinence. In their classes, six in 10 teachers strongly emphasized that sex is dangerous and immoral; two-thirds strongly emphasized that abortion is immoral.
Secondly, According to teachers, three-fourths of schools cover all topics that constitute a comprehensive curriculum. However, only 2% of students reported learning about all of them; students said that the most emphasis is place on reproductive physiology and HIV/STI prevention.
Thirdly, According to both teachers and students, less emphasis is placed on gender equity and rights, as well as pregnancy prevention, particularly regarding communication and practical skills relate to contraceptive use.
Moreover, Most teachers (91%) cover abstinence in their classes, and 71% of these emphasize that it is the best or only method to prevent STIs and pregnancy.
Finally, While 83% of teachers report covering contraceptives, only 13–20% of students said they learn about different methods, how to use them or where to get them (and more than 60% of students would like to learn more).