She told them that the purpose was for children to better understand how their bodies work and that the others have to respect them. She also said it was a way to get them ready for the changes that they will go through at puberty. At that age, they have many! We answer with simple words and we always take their age into consideration. They must understand that this subject is not taboo, that they can discuss it between them or with adults they trust. With our answers, we try to avoid that they go look for inappropriate, shocking or false information on the internet.
Our Man in Paris: Sexual education in the French style
Why is there sex education at French school? - Ensemble en France
In , more than presentations were made to 23, pupils. Another activity is monitoring the application of statutes and regulations, for abortion, contraception, and sex education, and fighting to save and advance the rights of sexuality experts. The government has permitted involvement in the preparation of a teaching program dealing with sexual abuse. The dominant influence of the Catholic Church on education has been evident since
American Sex Education Needs to Catch Up to France: #NowWhat
Our eldest child, Charles, has been in a French school for five years. On his first day, when he was nearly seven, he was mortified to receive a welcoming kiss from his teacher. As if that were not embarrassment enough, he had to wear a smock, which made him look like a cross between a Russian peasant and a chic hairdresser. Five years and four months later, he is 12, huge, bilingual, spared smocks and entering puberty, and he has just had his first formal lesson in sexual education in the French style.
Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexuality , including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy , sexual activity , sexual reproduction , age of consent , reproductive health , reproductive rights , safe sex , birth control and sexual abstinence. Sex education that covers all of these aspects is known as comprehensive sex education. Traditionally, adolescents in many cultures were not given any information on sexual matters, with the discussion of these issues being considered taboo. Such instruction, as was given, was traditionally left to a child's parents, and often this was put off until just before a child's marriage.