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Should Comprehensive Sex Education be Mandatory?
Comprehensive sexual education is necessary so people can fully exercise their reproductive and sexual rights.
People have a right
to make free and informed reproductive choices. In order for this right to be exercisable, people must be given access to the right information and education about sex and sexual health.
It is necessary to teach young men and women about the various forms of contraception, including information about how to use them effectively.
Comprehensive sexual education often leads to positive sexual health outcomes.
Sex education can provide a full range of information about what to do if one finds themselves pregnant, including providing resources on abortion clinics.
Nobody needs to learn how to have sex, it is instinctive and otherwise culturally taught.
Even if this is true, it does not show why schools are the ones that ought to be delivering this education.
If this were the case, then CSE would have been made a human right. And yet, there is
no international treaty
that decrees it to be so.