Learners See Need for Sex Education

Children see the need to discuss sex since they are affected

Children in sub-Saharan Africa are highly aware of the sexualised world they live in and are at dire risk falling pregnant or contracting HIV/AIDS or both as teenagers if they are treated as mere innocents.

According to a study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Cambridge University, children themselves say they want to discuss sex because they see evidence of it all around them in any case.

According to Statistics South Africa’s ‘General Household Survey 2010: Focus on Schooling’ report, more than 89 000 schoolgirls were already pregnant or fell pregnant between July 2009 and July 2010,

To read the article titled, “It's time we had a talk about sex, say SA schoolkids,” click here.

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