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Should Sex Ed be taught in schools?

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Sifu

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#23
You've now based your argument on "ONLY parents should teach this stuff"... luckily some do but some parents can't and some won't. You also stated if the parents can't then they should be referred to the 'appropiate' departments... don't you think that just happens to be the schools? Forgive me as I have not yet grasped what you 'really' are saying because your initial stand; the quote I first highlighted seems to be a big contradiction.
I think comparing sex education to the respiratory system is very odd, additionally, sex education is not and will never be the reproductive system. Saying "Children should not be taught about what happens should they have sex" is along the lines of they shouldn't be taught about what happens should they steal/lie/kill... seems like some lopsided moral only direction.
Appropriate department/agency/organization set up for kids that specifically need it. Reproduction could be taught in school just like you teach about the nervous system, circulatory system etc. That is what I said. Anything you are assuming or adding is your issue. "Sex education" does not fall into that in my book. That is what IN MY OPINION the school should do. I can then choose as a parent to get to the other issues. The way I choose to say it to my child is totally my decision. Some families can choose to teach it as part of their religion as in "It is a sin". Some can take the route of tradition forbids it etc. Different things can work but at the end of the day the important issue here is that the message is sent. Telling kids where they can get condoms and possibly even how to use it is ridiculous especially coming from someone who is in no way invested in my child's life. Let me handle that myself
 

Sifu

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#24
I believe it's my responsibility to teach my children about sex ...the right way..It's not the school's responsibility ...
We as parents are giving too much of our responsibilities to the teachers and school authorities...please
For goodness sake..these children are ours and its our job to raise them well to the best of our ability..
As a parent, I try to examine my life growing up and learn from what my parents did right or wrong...
Mine never told me much except don't allow any man touch you ....What da heck does that mean?
I learnt about the reproduction in Health science class... Before then I didn't even know what goes into what...
By the time I was in university...I didn't know jack.. Not even what condoms where..
Why send a child into the world so ill equipped to learn from friends or by trial and error..lol
Anyway so when I felt it was time I told my kids everything ...I mean everything you can possibly think of..the one that screamed, screamed...
Too much info, Ewwww that's so gross...Na you sabi..I'm not ready to be grand ma just yet
The thing is now mine, give us too much info...we try to keep a straight face but men...I can't imagine ever telling my parents some of the things they share....so bottom line I believe we should teach our kids as parents....because they will learn it one way or the other and probably the wrong way
rotflmao. I don't even what to think what you put them through. My aunty was actually the one who talked to me about the dangers of getting pregnant because she interecepted a letter some boy wrote me when I was in JSS3. She was actually a biology teacher so she kind of started the conversation with what happens if I have sex and miss my period. Still Ewww even today LOL. I truly believe that it is not what the child hears in sex education in school that makes a diifference. It is what the child hears at home. I hope my child will feel free to discuss openly with me and if I have to I will put my child on birth control and I will buy condoms if the worst comes to the worst. If we decide to go that route it would be a family decision
 

mealone

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#25
Very easy kweshun!!!! First , You can start the narration from the sperm swimming to meet the egg and the acrosome of the sperm produces enzymes which allow it to burrow through the outer jelly coat of the egg. The sperm plasma then fuses with the egg's plasma membrane, the sperm head disconnects from its flagellum and the egg travels down the Fallopian tube to reach the uterus.
Also let them know How each cells contains 23 chromosomes and how Mitosis takes place leading to genetic division contained in the DNA, then leading to occurrence of fertilization which forms a Zygote ................................... After this, you can then ask if the child wants to know any more:653::653:
















on A more serious note tho,There's Age APPROPRIATE content/material, when it comes to sex. You should know what level of curiosity the child is. Sometimes when a child wants to know how babies are made, They do not really care about the coitus aspect of it, They just want to know how an egg grows in mommy's Tummy .
 

kolinzo

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what do you think?
should sex education be taught in schools?
and please for the love of God, (HM this is for you in particular) i just want straight talk, this isn't a religious discussion. it's not for a religious class.
i've already had a similar discussion with some of my very religious friends (well actually i just sat back and watched them debate each other to the finish).

i just want to know what you think without damning those with opposing views to hell please, and thank you.
Are they not offering Sex Education in schools already?

Anyway, Sex Education will not increase teen's pregnancy; Sex Education will not increase STDs; so I don't see why they should not teach it in schools. Besides, it is an elective course anyway...kinda like PCD or Home Econs...you know...like that..
 

kolinzo

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#28
Very easy kweshun!!!! First , You can start the narration from the sperm swimming to meet the egg and the acrosome of the sperm produces enzymes which allow it to burrow through the outer jelly coat of the egg. The sperm plasma then fuses with the egg's plasma membrane, the sperm head disconnects from its flagellum and the egg travels down the Fallopian tube to reach the uterus.
Also let them know How each cells contains 23 chromosomes and how Mitosis takes place leading to genetic division contained in the DNA, then leading to occurrence of fertilization which forms a Zygote
................................... After this, you can then ask if the child wants to know any more:653::653:
















on A more serious note tho,There's Age APPROPRIATE content/material, when it comes to sex. You should know what level of curiosity the child is. Sometimes when a child wants to know how babies are made, They do not really care about the coitus aspect of it, They just want to know how an egg grows in mommy's Tummy .

@ the highlighted: Funny enough they teach that in high schools.
 

toammyb

Born to lead and follow
#29
Shouldn't they be asking parental consent to teach the rubbish they call sex ed in school? If you have the parent at home that wants to teach you, why must they be denied the privilege of teaching you themselves? The closest I had to sex education even in school is how to wear a pad on my period and that didn't make me curious because my parents spoke to me as early as possible, about unprotected sex. If parents know what they're doing, I don't see why they should stand for what they don't approve of being rammed down their children's throats in school.
 

toammyb

Born to lead and follow
#30
Are they not offering Sex Education in schools already?

Anyway, Sex Education will not increase teen's pregnancy; Sex Education will not increase STDs; so I don't see why they should not teach it in schools. Besides, it is an elective course anyway...kinda like PCD or Home Econs...you know...like that..
From my understanding, teaching sex education should ideally reduce teen pregnancy and transfer of STDs. The question is...does it?
 

Thickmadam

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#31
What is Sex Ed? what is the curriculum?
i'm in the process of researching this, but I would love to know what you guys think the curriculum is.
 

kolinzo

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#32
Shouldn't they be asking parental consent to teach the rubbish they call sex ed in school? If you have the parent at home that wants to teach you, why must they be denied the privilege of teaching you themselves? The closest I had to sex education even in school is how to wear a pad on my period and that didn't make me curious because my parents spoke to me as early as possible, about unprotected sex. If parents know what they're doing, I don't see why they should stand for what they don't approve of being rammed down their children's throats in school.
I think I know the what's causing the misunderstanding here. Sex Education is not about bang bang bang and uhh ah ah oh...youknowwhatI'msaying. It'd be about safe sex(which a lot of these kids are already having) and abstinence; they'd teach the kids about stds/HIV/AIDS. They have already been doing it, at least in the state of Texas, though not as a course but...kinda like workshop setting where you have a guest speaker showing you pics and consequences of having sex (I was in high school back then). As a youngster back then, those pics scared me and it still has effects on me til today.

If they offer it as a course it'd be an elective course and not a mandatory one. I took a course called PCD (Parent/ Child Developement or somethng like that) in high school...it was a long time ago. This course WENT IN...as in the X and Y chromosones et al. It was in that class that I watched videos of women giving birth. Very educating and informative! I'm sure Sex Ed would be educating and informative too.
 

kolinzo

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#33
From my understanding, teaching sex education should ideally reduce teen pregnancy and transfer of STDs. The question is...does it?
It should. Once you teach them about the dangers of sex, it sticks to some and some just won't get it (kinda like Math...lol). When you teach it as a course (may I add it'd be a semester course) and these kids would have to study to pass the class, one way or the other the message would stick.
 
#35
There is no need for long essays on this question.
Any intelligent person should know that SEX EDUCATION SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FROM PUBERTY and is already being taught in schools in many countries.
Sex education curriculum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Implementing Sex Education
I was commissioned by Johns Hopkins University's Population Communication Services in 1984 to produce public health illustrations in 9 booklets in Pidgin English, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa for Family Planning Methods which were also used by the Planned Parenthood for sex education in Nigeria.
Action Health also provided sex education for many secondary schools in Nigeria.
Anyway, Orikinla also provides private sex education in "Kama Sutra" for single ladies from age 18.
PLEASE, ONLY MEDICALLY CERTIFIED SINGLE LADIES SHOULD APPLY.
 

tunmi

Active Member
#36
Abeg stop yelling.

But I didn't know we had a planned parenthood in Naija, that's pretty awesome. And are the books updated or still in use?
 

Thickmadam

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#37
it's probably not named planned parenthood.
my sister told me that in PH, the hospital where she had my niece, the doctor talked to her about family planning and waiting two year or more before the next baby and they gave her some options regarding family planning.



Abeg stop yelling.

But I didn't know we had a planned parenthood in Naija, that's pretty awesome. And are the books updated or still in use?
 
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