Every one of us was pushed to school as soon as we got little consciousness. Schools, Colleges and Universities, are factories that are responsible for mass production of robots like us. They make us pass through several processes to prepare for “Life” by teaching maths, science, history, geography, and literature. Maybe we don’t use maths every day, but it’s useful at times and sex education is the same way. Even if you don’t want or plan to be sexually active, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t learn about sex, anatomy, contraceptives, and the other topics that comprise sex education. Sex education is just as important as maths, science, and all other subjects so why can we choose all but not that one? Knowledge is for everyone, and sex education shouldn’t be limited to certain people because of their parents’ beliefs and ethics. Access to sufficient and medically accurate sex education is a basic human right.
Sex is a natural part of life as we are programmed to sexually engage with the opposite gender and reproduce, and it’s gonna happen with or without having sex education. Only a few countries in our continent provide sex and HIV education to the school students. Sex is a fundamental part of being human, but less than 1/100th of schools in our country provide sex and HIV education. Just because we don’t want to talk about sex as if it is any kind of taboo, but it doesn’t mean our children will never experience it at least once in a lifetime if their hormones are healthy and straight.
No one will ever let his or her kid refrain from getting maths ore science education. But when it comes to sex education, parents take their kid out for no reason at all. Our smart Millenials can get all the information they can via the internet, and then make a decision about their own values. Don’t let religion or family values be a reason to let students be taken out of sexual health education. Don’t let your morals obstruct your child’s learning.
Sex education is important. It’s been proven time and time again. We know children who receive formal sex education in schools and appeared to have sex later than students who didn’t have sex education. Sex education does not push teenagers to have sex, it actually gives the opposite outcomes.
Every teenager has a basic right to get sex education. Why should parents be able to opt their children in or out of a subject that they’ll need later in life and forever, anyhow? Sex education should be mandatory, comprehensive, medically accurate, and taught throughout the whole schooling period, with necessary grade-wise updates, just like other subjects. It’s our basic duty as an “Ethical and Moral” society to educate our upcoming generation regarding this important subject. In which, we are currently failing.