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Should Comprehensive Sex Education be Mandatory?
Comprehensive Sexual Education should not be mandatory in Liberal Democracies.
Mandatory comprehensive sex education will have unintended consequences.
The state should not intervene in private matters.
Abstinence-only education offers a set of unique benefits.
It is unfair to force teachers to deliver content which may make them feel uncomfortable, or even actively contradict their beliefs.
CSE will be difficult to implement.
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.
Mandatory comprehensive sexual education undermines parental authority.
Comprehensive sexual education is necessary so people can fully exercise their reproductive and sexual rights.
Schools are better placed than parents to deliver sex education.
Comprehensive sexual education often leads to positive sexual health outcomes.
In lieu of comprehensive sex education in schools, children are likely to seek out information about sex from other, less reliable, sources.
Comprehensive sex education from an early age is necessary to protect children from abuse.
Traditional narratives around sex often reinforce harmful gender stereotypes that comprehensive sexual education can help combat.
Comprehensive sexual education can bring several social and cultural advantages.
Should School be Mandatory?
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