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By Ma. Teresa Montemayor April 4,pm. MANILA -- The Department of Education DepEd on Thursday underscored the importance of integrating sexuality education lessons in public elementary and high schools to curb the incidences of teenage pregnancy, population growth, and sexual diseases.
Sexuality in the Philippines encompasses sexual behaviorsexual practices, and sexual activities exhibited by men and women of the Philippines past and the present. It covers courtship strategies for attracting partners for physical and emotional intimacysexual contact, sexual reproductionbuilding a family, and other forms of individual interactions or interpersonal relationships, as set and dictated by their culture and tradition, religionbeliefs, values and moral convictions, psychologyforeign influences, and other related factors. Although Westernization and globalization have influenced Filipinos who live in the metropolitan areas, the overall culture remains quite conservative in its sexual values.
Sex education refers to formal programs of instruction on a wide range of issues relating to human sexuality, including human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, reproductive health, emotional relations, reproductive rights and responsibilities, abstinence, contraception, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Common avenues for sex education are parents or caregivers, school programs, and public health campaigns. The biological aspect of sexuality refers to the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species, which is hormonally controlled.
Naima T. Discipline: Social Science. Sex education is a major source of learning about sexual health related issues which are not extensively explained in the average science classes.
A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling. A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers who are handling sexuality education in schools to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling. De Vera said that they have compiled about frequently-asked questions on sexuality from students they counseled in Cebu, Albay, and Benguet and some of them can be shocking.
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With the Philippines being an extremely religious country, it's no surprise that many people are opposed to the idea of imposing sexual education in classrooms. There are many wrong images that come with what exactly Sex Ed will teach students, and people often have a hard time separating fact from fiction. Here is a list of a few misconceptions about what people think goes on in Sex Ed, and what it actually is.
By Ma. Teresa Montemayor October 19,pm. We believe that such education had to combat the taboo on sexuality discussions, and rather than bringing about information but also a change in attitudes," Junice Lirza Melgar, co-founder and executive director of Likhaan Center for Women's Health said during a forum on Wednesday in Mandaluyong City.