Let’s talk sex

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Society has awakened to this fast-paced generation like it wasn’t ready. The light has dawned and we must transform with time. Holding on to conservative approaches can only get us so far. Back then, you could take a nap on sex issue because arguably there was not much at stake. In this day and age, it is imperative to engage in sexuality education.
Technology has hastened everything and kids will know regardless. Worst yet, they could get the wrong information and uphold because we failed to address the issue. Sexuality education is not limited to sexual intercourse and contraceptives. There is a whole lot more that encompass human reproduction crucial in ensuring sexuality confidence among the kids as they grow into adulthood.
Why is sexuality education a sensitive topic in Africa? Many African communities regard sex as taboo. Parents are embarrassed to talk sex with their children. Conservative groups in religious leaders et.al are the advocates against sex education. They allude to immorality in rejecting the inclusion of sexuality in the curriculum.
The more conservative the society remains, the higher the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and teenage pregnancy. Kenya in particularly has one of the highest HIV infection rate in Africa, with infection among young people aged between 15-24 years sky-rocketing. Alarmingly, numbers of unsafe abortions happen in Kenya every year and lack of information is the major cause. Sadly, this may continue unless we provide sexuality education to our kids.
People do not understand the benefits of sex education because of misinformation. It is a reality that teenagers are having sex. Sexuality education would increase sexual responsibility among the adolescent. Myths and misconceptions about sexuality expose young adults to a risky lifestyle. We can dramatically reduce chances of risky sexual behaviors among teenagers by embracing sexuality education.
We must now talk sex to ensure healthy reproductive lives for the adolescents. It is important in reducing instances of HIV/AIDS, STIs and teenage pregnancies. Children must be taught how to react in case of sexual violation. Sexual abuse is a reality in Africa and other parts of the world. Through sexuality education we’ll be in a position to raise a generation that is sexually conscious. Boys and girls alike will stand against sexual abuse.
Sexuality education does not divorce morality and values from society. It is rather a timely way of viewing sexual development as a natural part of growing up. Children should be the masters of their sexualities. Quality sexuality education is vital for the overall well-being of young people.
Sexuality education should be all inclusive. Technology is feeding teenagers with information they cannot handle just yet. Parents should not sit on the fence; they must talk to their kids about sexuality. The government has a responsibility in implementing sexuality education policy that involves all stakeholders.
Even if you don’t plan for your child to be sexually active, that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t go through sexuality education. I mean how many people still use calculus? Sexuality education should be a right of every child

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