Sex education as the subject in school
Sex education is high quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and sexuality, exploring values and beliefs about those topics and gaining the skills that are needed to navigate relationships and manage one’s own sexual health. Sex education may take place in schools, in community settings, or online. Planned Parenthood believes that parents play a critical and central role in providing sex education.
Research published by the Public Library of Science shows that when sex education is comprehensive, students feel more informed, make safer choices and have healthier outcomes. This results in fewer unplanned pregnancies and more protection against sexually transmitted diseases and infections.While many teenagers pick up sexual health information from sources other than schools like parents, peers, social media and pop culture, sometimes that information is not accurate or it is biased.
Myths and fears about sex education continue to exist in society: some still consider it as harmful to the health or behavior of children. An international study indicates that sex education does not accelerate the onset of sexual life but rather delays it and promotes the use of contraception and the prevention of risky behaviors. Sex education does not currently exist in Ukraine, the study was to find out whether it has support among parents and teachers, as their approval is crucial in implementing effective integrated sex education.
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