2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART C
Importance of sex education in schools: literature review
Author(s): Maria Maqbool and Hafsa Jan
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, early childhood also includes infancy, making it age 0-8 instead of age 3-8. At this stage children are learning through observing, experimenting and communicating with others. Childhood is the age span two years to adolescence. The term childhood is non-specific in its time span and can imply a varying range of years in human development. The broad stages of childhood are: Early childhood (two to six years) and Late Childhood (six to twelve years).The implementation of sex education in schools will provide teenagers with the correct information to enable them to make the right choices in life. Sex education teaches the young person what he or she should know for his or her personal conduct and relationship with others. Sex education is an awareness to understand the sex problems scientifically. It conveys all educational measures, which help the growing children to understand and face the problems of life. At the time of puberty, physical changes and emergence of sexual feelings cause a lot of problem among adolescents. It encompasses sexual development, sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles. Sex education in high schools helps young people to be more prepared for life changes such as puberty, menopause and aging. Sex education can develop skills and self-esteem to help students enter adolescence. It helps them in knowing that the sudden few changes are okay and normal. For example, girls would not get shocked, panic and afraid at their first menstruation once they already had the knowledge about it.
How to cite this article:
Maria Maqbool and Hafsa Jan. Importance of sex education in schools: literature review. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(1): 124-130.