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Poor quality of sex education worldwide could affect youth sexual health

September 30, 2016

Children and adolescents in nearly a dozen countries around the world view their school-based sex and relationship education as negative, out of touch, heterosexist and taught by poorly trained, often embarrassed teachers, which in turn reduces opportunities to improve their sexual health, according to data published in BMJ Open.

The researchers further concluded that sex and relationship education should be sex-positive and delivered by experts who maintain clear boundaries with students. In addition, unless schools acknowledge the uniqueness of sex as a subject in the classroom, as well as the fact that some students may be sexually active, young people will continue to disengage.

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