Sex education: option, not priority, for the 17th school year in a row

Many of the optional courses will suffer this year, one of which is sex education.

Found this year in the curriculum under the name of “education for life and health“, the subject risks being forgotten, fears Camelia Suraianu, executive director of the Society for Contraceptive and Sexual Education in the context in which Romania is still in first place in Europe in terms of underage mothers and prostitution.

“Given the absence of the pandemic, there were very few schools that included this option in their offer,” says the specialist.

What is the cause?

“The topic remains a subject shrouded in a mystery that generates all sorts of ideas unrelated to what happens during sex education classes,” said the executive director of the Society for Contraceptive and Sexual Education. many times schools do not reach the stage where parents are asked if they want to teach this subject in the classroom. ”

Although compulsory for 16 years, sex education courses have reached a maximum of 7% of students since 2010 and so far explain. Camelia Suraianu, the executive director of the Society for Contraceptive and Sexual Education, says that such topics will be introduced in school schedules only under pressure from parents.

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