Importance of Sex Education for Teenagers
Knowledge is power, so sex educations should not be limited to certain people because of our sentiments. A detailed and comprehensive medical fact about sex education is very essential for teenagers.
Sex education is part of our human rights. Sex is natural occurrences of life and it happened with or without sex education.
Sexuality is broader than sexual activities, it comprising all the things that make us who we are. Shaped by culture, history, values, education and experiences. Our sexuality influences our views of individuality, family, parenthood and community.
From a young age, children are exposed to sexual images and language in their environment and from media. Their bodies are experiencing and developing sexual responsiveness. Their curiosity is activated and increasing daily. The answers to their questions about sex, sexual intercourse and sexuality should clarify not confuse them.
Adolescence is a particularly stressful and confusing time as both physical and cognitive aspects of sexual expression begin to develop, and the opportunities for personal decision making increases and their curiosity is at the peak. Sexuality begins to be a significant part of relationship experiences. We want those relationships to be healthy and safe. As the are the training ground for life as an adult. Teenager should have good knowledge about masturbation, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual consent, contraception and safe sex.
Why Parents, School and Guidance should Educate Adolescence about Sex Education
- Because sexual assault is an incurable disease and we need to create a consent culture and safe environment
- Because young people have a right to accurate, non-stigmatizing information about their health and sexual organs
- Because trial-and-error with peer group extracted information is no way to learn about sex education.
- because accurate knowledge of and control over your own body is a fundamental human right and essential promoting healthy life and mental well-being.
- Because being empowered with sex education prevent one from being a victim of non-consensual activities.
- because our children need to be equipped to make responsible and healthy choices when they need arise.
- Because well informed children are safer.
- Because unwanted teenagers pregnancy is not a thing of pride.
- because if our male child learns about consent and sex he is less likely to rape or encourage it.
- There are no secret in our bodies and sex education is not a taboo.