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Should Comprehensive Sex Education be Mandatory?
Mandatory sexual education gives states and institutions too much power as they can define what children need to know about sex or how to have sex.
Differing beliefs about sexuality exist. To force a narrative, regardless of its factual reality, would be unethical.
There is no universal standard regarding CSE, giving the government too much power in defining what should be included in CSE.
Politicians have their own views and biases about sex and should not make decisions for anyone, conservative or progressive.
It gives them power only to define a minimum amount of information that they need for basic public health and safety. It places no burden on gaining additional information about the subject, and so lacks the ability to force a particular view, only to convey basic information.
If there is no form of mandatory CSE, sexual relationships are only discussed in biological terms within science subjects. That erases their psychosocial aspects, letting teenagers in the dark about their urges and feelings.
When other types of non-comprehensive sexual education are encouraged via funding or policy, the state is already deciding what children need to know about sex or how to have sex.
Parents still have the capacity to teach their children different or extra information to what they learn in school. This mitigates any power the state may yield.