Programs of sex education appeared in the US in the 1940s, but only in the late 1960s the lessons of these programs have been held in public schools in the country (almost 2% of students had sex education at school). Today, programs that in one way or another relate to the issues of sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and prevention of diseases that can be sexually transmitted (especially AIDS) are taught in 93% of all public schools in America. In the mid-1980s, three-quarters of parents supported the idea of sex education programs in public schools.
However, the attitude of society to the problem of sex education is by far not as unanimous as it might seem. Sex education programs sometimes provoke confrontation, which periodically weakens and gets stronger. For example, at a time when Americans first realized the seriousness of the threat posed by the spread of AIDS, a significant number of parents agreed that it is necessary to talk about the use of contraception with 12-year-old students.
Parents should know that sex education of preschool children, school children and teenagers is the need for healthy psychosexual development of the child and formation of a psychologically and emotionally mature person.
However, the majority of parents, by virtue of their education, in every way ignore, if not oppose, early sex education of their children, which, in turn, can lead to defective and sometimes distorted and inadequate development of a person, including gender and sexual development.
It is not hard to guess where sexual deviances, perversions, early and unexpected pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, impotence and frigidity, abortions and miscarriages, single mothers, abandoned children, and finally, demography fall, come from. The primary reason is wrong education in the family that included a lack of adequate sex education of preschool children.
Sex education is a part of the overall education of the person. The problem of sex education is one of the most urgent in the general context of the main directions of upbringing and educational work. Sex education should be an integral part of the teaching and educational measures implemented at home, preschool, and school. It should be taught according to gender, age, degree of preparedness of children, as well as in compliance with the continuity of the process of education. Mandatory condition of its effectiveness is a unified approach of parents, health workers, and teachers.
Programs of sex education appeared in the US in the 1940s, but only in the late 1960s the lessons of these programs have been held in public schools in the country (almost 2% of students had sex education at school).