Sex Ed: who, when, and what to teach?
by Nick Galieti
A friend sent me, a father of five girls, a link to a site which is a detailed sexual education resource for girls hosted by the U.S. Government. My internal conflict surfaced when I considered the idea that the only way this site came into being is because someone somewhere in the government determined that it was the government’s responsibility to teach daughters these important life lessons.
The usual response someone could give to this would be, “Well, they wouldn’t do it if the parents were already doing it or if there wasn’t a notable need.”
Without debating the role of government, I would like to attack this issue at its core by determining who should be teaching sex ed, when the approach is to take place, and what do you teach? Perhaps we can look beyond the obvious answer of “it will be different for every kid” and offer some real life experiences that go beyond theoretical.