Sexuality education informs people about gender issues which adversely addresses the sustainable development goal 5. Sexuality education is encumbered in the curriculum as comprehensive sexuality education. There are pros and cons to comprehensive sexuality education which makes it difficult to implement. This article informs on the concept of CSE, depicts the criteria and components of the CSE and defines some of the benefits and criticisms of the CSE. The article features some questions which demand an answer from all readers which will serve as the fulcrum to the development of an extensive proposal to analyze the CSE into details.
Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control, and sexual abstinence. Sex education is very key to fostering the goal of the united nations on Gender Equity. Sex education in its state of extension is referred to as comprehensive sex education.
Comprehensive sexuality education is a curriculum based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will empower them to realize their health, well-being and dignity; develop respectful social and sexual relationships; consider how their choices affect their well-being and that of others; and understand and ensure the protection of their rights throughout their lives. (UNESCO, 2018). The CSE is meant to provide a healthier society both physically and mentally (Leober, et. al; 2010).
There are many views, opinions and suggestions levied for and against sex education especially widening the scope to comprehensive sexuality education in countries. This article seeks to analyze critically the individual benefits, societal merits, as well as the demerits of comprehensive sexuality education.