Problems With Sex Education

Sex education or sexuality education is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It is also a term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual relationships, reproductive health, emotional relationships and other aspects of human sexual behavior. This is very important for the general public, that young people have the right to be educated about sex. This is because they may be exposed to different attitudes and beliefs in relation to sex and sexuality. And on the other hand, some health messages are always delivered on the impact hammer of sex, such as contracting sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy, venereal disease, etc.. Sex education can add to existing knowledge and correct any misinformation they have. 

Every person get information about sex from a different source. 
This could be through the media, from friends, parents, schools and health institutions. This has formed part of the curriculum in schools around the world. It is said to be formal or informal, depending on the source. When the source comes from parents, friends, religious leaders, from casual conversations with friends, or through the media, is said to be informal. When offered by a school or health care provider is referred to as formal. 

Sex Education Objectives 

The basic purpose of sex education is to reduce the risk of negative outcome of risky sexual behavior. 
This is the way in which the youth learn and adopt the right attitude towards sex. It aims to inform the public about the dangers of risky sexual behaviors that can lead to unwanted teenage pregnancies, contraction of sexually transmitted infections like HIV. It helps the youth to have a positive mindset about sex and their sexuality. It also empowers the youth against sexual abuse. 

When is Sex Education To Do? 

Although it is generally accepted that young people have the right to learn about sex, it remains a controversial issue in some countries with particular regard to the age at which children should start receiving such education. 
At what age children will be able to understand the concepts taught in sex education? Or it should be taught to children so that they can use that information later on when they really may need it? When taught at an early age whether it encouraged young people to have sex? People sometimes worry that provide information about sex and sexuality arouse curiosity and can lead to sexual experimentation. In contrast, studies have shown that sexuality education does not increase sexual activity. It either reduces sexual activity, or even they will think more of the importance of using condoms. therefore important in learning science for young children before the age of puberty, and into the top before they formed their behavior patterns. The right age should depend on their physical, emotional and intellectual of young children. 

Sex Education Curriculum 

The problem limits the information that needs to be given to young children is still very controversial. 
Different people communicate, certainly have their opinions and beliefs about sex, and this usually affects their willingness to receive sex education on the basis of the fact that what is taught may contradict their moral tendency. For example, the Roman Catholic Church strongly opposes the use of any form of artificial contraception. On the subject of sex education, Pope John Paul II in his book entitled Familiaris Consortio Apostolic recommendation, the parents were ordered "to give their children the education that clearly and slowly to deliver" and that "if the ideology contrary to the Christian faith taught in school, the family must join with other family members in helping the children to have poor adherence to the faith. " 
In India, efforts by the state government to introduce sex education as part of the compulsory school curriculum. Pros and cons also arise due to harsh criticism by people who claim it is against Indian culture and will mislead the children. In England and Wales, are not mandatory in the school as parents can refuse to let their children take part in the lesson. In some countries, parents must give their consent before their children can attend these classes. These variations in different regions are believed to have arisen because of controversy over sex education curriculum. 
Various topics are usually on the lessons in sex education depending on local laws.Some of them: 
1. Reproductive system of male and female 
2. Menstruation 
3. Physical and emotional changes adolescents 
4. Gestation 
5. Contraception 
6. Growth Process 
7. The danger of sexual violence 
8. Homosexuality 
9. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 
10. Masturbation 
11. Safe sex / condom use 
12. Sexual Harassment 
13. Sex positions 
14. teen pregnancy 
Some people feel that sex education curriculum damage pre-existing idea of ​​modesty and encourage acceptance of practices that are immoral. Many religions teach that sex outside marriage is immoral For this reason, homosexual, bisexual, transgender youth, and people with sexual orientation or other practices that are considered immoral often ignored in sex education classes. In fact there is a lack of discussion about safe sex practices for manual, oral and anal sex-related risk. Such practices become more rampant among the youth and many of them false believe that they are free of risk. The people providing sex education have their own attitudes and beliefs about sex and sexuality but it is important that they do not let these negative influences of sex education they provide. 

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