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Sunday, March 25, 2012

UNESCO Publish Guidelines for Sex Education

Reduction of HIV / AIDS among young children and an increase in sexual and reproductive health requires an effective education program. Unfortunately, the program is not available in many countries around the world.

Many young people who lack access to knowledge that can help them have a right to keep information away from the tragic consequences. Among other conditions that cause more than 5 million young people living with HIV. As many as 45 percent of them occurred in the age of 15-24 years.

Other data show, every year at least 111 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occurred in the age of 10-24 years. Other cases, a total of 4.4 million girls aged 15-19 have an abortion is not safe. About 10 percent of births worldwide occur among young women who are susceptible to death during childbirth.

To overcome the fact that UNESCO develop a new guideline entitled "International Guidelines on Sexuality Education". These guidelines explain, what is sex education and why it is important to say.

In the guidelines, the material presented includes six concepts, namely the relationship of values​​; attitudes and skills; culture, society, and law; development of human sexual behavior; as well as sexual and reproductive health. Sex education is itself divided in age groups 5-8 years, 9-12 years, 12-15 years, and 15-18 to the top.

"At present, education is a powerful weapon to tackle matters related to issues that are important to prevent young children from the mistake of looking at sex," said Mark Richmond, Director of the Division for the Coordination of UN Priorities of Education and Coordinator of the Global HIV and AIDS Unesco.

"Based on the evidence, many young people who do not have access to knowledge that could help them get the right information so they can avoid the wrong action. New guidelines are expected to overcome that gap," said Mark.

Sumber: Kompas Cetak

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