Teachers and Students Get Freedom Of Speech In Sexuality Classes

Science teachers, counselors and students will be able to speak without censorship for 40 minutes every week.

The Superior Council of Education approved study programs of education for emotional health and sexuality.

These items are ready to be studied next year. Topics such as affection, identity formation, respect for people with other sexual orientation and not hurting others, are within the syllabus.

To open the space for dialogue, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) will use one of the five lessons of Sciences.

The contents of affection and sexuality also come to the primary, although there is still no date definidad.

Leonardo Garnier, Minister of Education, emphasized yesterday that it is not only a course on contraceptive methods , but also encompasses aspects such as affection and respect for others.

“The main objective of this course is that the boys are able to construct their identities. Do not touch this topic of sexuality and affectivity could leave a vacuum, that we can not afford, “said Garnier.

At the same time, the hierarch of Education noted that, to ensure that all objectives are addressed naturally, without morbidity or shame.

“We know that students do not always dare to ask questions to the teacher, especially if the ‘professional’ knows him, and we know that sometimes teachers also feel uncomfortable talking about these issues,” admitted Garnier.

The incorporation of this subject, was applauded by the National Defense and Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Rights (Redeser).

“We are confident that this instrumentthat guarantees the full exercise of rights in sexual and reproductive health of young people. It will be a platform that will allow them to participate in making decisions about their own life, “Redeser added.

Meanwhile, the press office of the Catholic Church reported that they do not relate to these programs because they do not know it already.

Meanwhile, Ana Teresa León, a specialist in childhood and adolescence of the National University (UNA), said it is urgent to include these classes in the school curriculum.

Perhaps in this way, we can avoid finding 14,000 teenagers pregnant every year because that is the number of teenage pregnancies that we have in the country today.

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