This Saturday 31st October 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘How Should We Teach Children About Sex?’
ThinkProgress.org comments “in the U.S….researchers have warned that kids aren’t receiving accurate sexual health instruction at an early enough age. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most American teens don’t receive formal sexual health instruction until after they’ve already become sexually active. That’s largely because the United States hasn’t implemented any national standards for comprehensive sex ed classes in public schools. For instance, just 18 states and the District of Columbia require sexual health courses to cover information about birth control”. Do you think children should be taught about sex and if so how? In school? At home? At what age? What do you think should be covered? Just the biological mechanics? The emotional/relationship side of sex and what that means? Contraception? Consent? Respect for our bodies and for our own individual wishes and experience? Abstinence? How did you find about sex? How do you feel your sex education could have been improved?
What do you think? Ruth Copland gets the views of people on the street for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM! For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com