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Breaking the barrier: The importance of sex education for adolescents Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by Pedus, Australia Jul 24, 2008
Health , Human Rights , Education   Opinions

  


Families should exercise reasonable judgment in disseminating the all-important information of sexual education to their children. If children are not comfortable discussing sexuality with parents, how then would they have the courage to inform parents of sexual abuse? This results in the child having self-blame, guilt, poor self-esteem, anxiety and fear of both the family and outsiders. For teenagers, there may be increased aggression; hostility and some may turn to drugs and other high-risk behaviors for consolation later in life. Having appropriate knowledge of sexual education would help the child deal with challenges that life may throw at them in relation to their sexual future. Children of the 21st century need more education on their bodies and body imagery, reproductive rights and birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse and high-risk sexual behaviors and other exploitative behaviors.

Until the society, both in advanced and developing nations make sex education a common public discourse and encourage families to embrace the idea, sexual abuse and exploitation will remain a common threat to our children. There are sexual perpetrators everywhere one turns, from big cities to small country towns. Taking a collective stand and educating our children on sex and related matters will go a long way in preventing some of the tragic exploitative sexual experiences that harm our children and threaten their humanity.





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I was born in Nigeria and was educated in Nigeria, USA and Australia. I am the founder and president of Christina-Mae Recruitment Consortium Australia and the author of the book "When Things Go Wrong: Concepts of Change". I am also the co-founder of Child Aid Survival and Development International (CASDI). As a freelance journalist, I have contributed to a number of professional journals and newspapers, as well as worked in a number of e-journalism projects. I have traveled extensively and currently call Australia and the USA home with extensive involvement in African Human Rights issues.
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Muhammad Jahanzeb | May 11th, 2014
Really good work CHIDIEBERE , me also doing research on "Impact of sex education on social development of Youth " Please guide me u can mail me on my Email id zabi.shooter@yahoo.com



Muhammad Jahanzeb | May 11th, 2014
Really good work CHIDIEBERE , me also doing research on "Impact of sex education on social development of Youth " Please guide me u can mail me on my Email id zabi.shooter@yahoo.com



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Muhammad Jahanzeb | May 11th, 2014
Really good work CHIDIEBERE , me also doing research on "Impact of sex education on social development of Youth " Please guide me u can mail me on my Email id zabi.shooter@yahoo.com



Adham Tobail | Jul 26th, 2008
its good topic and very good participation adham

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