Sexual Education in Public Schools Sex education should be taught in public schools in the Philippines because people or the youth should be educated on the matter in order to avoid consequences they might regret, consequences like teenage pregnancies, unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Sex education can also helps keep children from sexual abuse. But that is not the only problem; let us not forget that the high birth rate here in our country is being blamed for poverty. Sex education also covers issues like homosexuality and relationships, issues that are not usually covered in ousehold conversations.
Children and teens need good information about sex, sexual relationships, reproduction and birth control, sexually-transmitted diseases, and sexual abuse. Information is power, and in this high-risk day and age, children and teens need all the information they can get. To deny information about sex and the possibility of sexual abuse, as well as information about reproduction and disease, puts all children at risk. Refusing to talk about sex does not mean that children are safe, that nothing bad will happen to them.
Only by opening up the iscussion about sex, and beginning to talk to children at young age, will we ever be able to protect them from abuse. Ultimately it will only be when sex and sexual abuse are commonplace topics of conversation will perpetrators being held accountable. Only then will our society ever truly be able to prevent one of the most tragic things that can happen to a child. Sex education can also help avoid unwanted teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases because student will have an idea about contraceptives and practicing safe sex. They will have an idea about the ifferent types of contraceptives and its effects.
The students will know about consequences if they practice unsafe sex and they will have knowledge about different diseases you can get and how serious some of them are. Like for example HIV and AIDS, which until now has still no cure. Sex education can also teach students about family planning and why is it important. By teaching these students about family planning, they will have an idea on how they can start up a family which they can provide for. Many families who live in poverty consist of many children that heir parents can’t provide them food to eat in a daily basis and they also can’t send these children to school.
Teaching proper family planning can help abolish the alarming poverty in our country caused by high birth rate. Sexual education could become a regular course or Cn be included in courses such as Human Anatomy or Biological Science complete with tests and grading that goes towards their graduating credits. Effective sex education also provides young people with a chance to discover the reasons why people have sex, and to think about how it involves motions, respect for one self and other people and their feelings, decisions and bodies.
The youth should have the chance to explore gender differences and how traditions and sexuality can influence people’s way of thinking and options. Although there are many pros than cons in the issue of including sex education in the public school’s curriculum, the Catholic Church without any doubt disagrees on the matter. I ney Delleve tnat tne matter DreaKs tne natlon’s rellglous oasea moral codes ana t these things should be talked about inside of the children’s homes and should be trictly remain a family affair.
But we all know for a fact that conversations regarding sex and a person’s sexuality are not common and being avoided in households and if they are, the subject is not thoroughly explained. In my opinion, I think that the Church should open their minds to these kinds of matter because even though most of the Filipinos are Catholic, not all of them are certain and strong to their faith to the point they all practice abstinence from sex and avoiding sexual engagement. The church must look at all the possible positive results on a large that we can get out of the matter.