Importance of Sex Education

What is Sex Education?

Did you know that only 34% of young people around the world can provide accurate information on HIV prevention and transmission? And that 2/3 of girls from some developing and underdeveloped countries do not know what happens to them when they have their first menstruate?

UNESCO recently published a comprehensive revised guide to the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, which explains CSE promotes health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe, and productive lives.

What is Comprehensive Sexuality Education?

The term ‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education’ highlights the full range of information, skills, and values needed for young kids to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to make decisions about their health and sexuality.

The way in which Comprehensive Sexuality Education is delivered is equally as important as its content and requires pedagogical approaches that promote participatory and learner-centered methodologies that guide young people to think critically, examine values and attitudes, and personalize information.