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Should Comprehensive Sex Education be Mandatory?
The state should not intervene in private matters.
Comprehensive sexual education to children should be provided by their parents according to their beliefs and values.
Many people consider sex to be a personal and private matter, such that it is a subject best discussed at home with parents rather than at school.
Liberal democracies favor values that are supported by the freedom of information and the support of free will and therefore should be able to not make CSE mandatory.
Limiting sexual education is a threat to democracy.
States do interfere in private matters, especially when there is harm to its citizens involved.
States have a responsibility to try to maximise the quality of life of its citizens.
Sex is not a private matter - many countries have laws regarding people's sexual relationships.
States have the obligation to fulfil their democratic mandates.