Human sensuality and sexuality are the main subjects of discourse in sex education; putting into perspective human reproductive rights, emotional relations, procreation, human sexual behavior, reproductive health concerns and sexual anatomy. This critical subject is a public health issue that can be advocated amongst care givers, it can be introduced to parents to educate their children and included in school programs.
Thesis or thesis summary: Owing to the rise of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) and teenage pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa, there needs to be changes in the school sex education system. Therefore, abstinence education should be a mandatory part of sex education classes in Sub-Saharan Africa because it would promote chastity and increase life expectancy. Other types of sexual and reproductive health education should be excluded in the curriculum; particularly regarding safe sex and birth control.
In Sub-Saharan Africa sex education is focused on stemming the growing AIDS epidemic. Adolescence as the longest period of human biological development is characterized by rapid physical growth, reproductive maturity and psychosocial advancement (Fantasia, 2008). This developmental phase brings sexual intercourse in to consideration for the adolescent. Adolescent sex is the popular thing to do. In the 1980s and 1990s, adolescents were being taught that sex was a taboo and should occur when married. Lately, puberty is occurring at a younger age and the tradition of delaying marriage till later in life is still in practice. A growing number of sexually transmitted diseases occur more frequently in adolescents (Fantasia, 2008). In society today, sex among adolescents is on the rise due to lack of education, lack of parental influence, and pre-dominance of peer pressure. In the past, adolescents were educated about sex. Now adolescents need to know the pros and cons when making a decision to have sex. An adolescent’s...