x education should be a compulsory part of the curriculum because it has several benefits that can help in countering various issues experienced throughout the world.
There are various benefits that can be attained by offering comprehensive sex education in schools. Providing students with sex education at an early age and informing students regarding the negative health effects of indulging in unprotected sexual activity can help in ensuring that the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases can be stopped. Furthermore, students can be helped in avoiding unwanted pregnancies if they are educated regarding the various issues social, physical and psychological issues they may experience as a result of early age pregnancy. According to Boonstra, usage of contraceptives amongst the female population that was sexually active and aged between 15 to 19 has elevated from 37% to 40% between a two years’ time period and one of the main reason that has caused this increase is comprehensive sex education programs (Boonstra, 2014).
There are various reasons due to which inclusion of sex education is frowned upon by the society. Those societies that believe that sex outside marriage is an unethical and a criminal act perceive that providing sex education rather increases the incidences of sex outside marriage. They believe that sex education informs students regarding safe methods of having sexual intercourse and in turn leads to increase in sexual activity. These societies believe that sex education is against the religious as well as the cultural values that families and societies provide to children and therefore sex education should not be provided.
The problem with backwards thinking societies is that they do not understand that sex is a natural phenomenon. These societies need to realize that sex has a positive impact on the health of the members of the society and individuals need sex to satisfy their needs. In order to ensure that sex education is