Sex education is important to bring equality between students, says expert

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The survey “Education, Values ​​and Rights”, carried out by the DataFolha institute at the request of the third sector organizations Cenpec and Ação Educativa, found that 9 out of 10 respondents agree that sex education helps to combat sexual violence against children and adolescents.

In an interview with CNN Radio psychologist, professor at the State University of Maringá and post-doctorate in School Education, Eliane Maio, participated in the study and highlighted that the results were “very gratifying.”

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Among the highlights, 96% also believe it is important to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases in the school environment.

Regarding the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, the number rose to 93%.

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“We are in the 21st century, I work in dialogue with adolescents, and they say that they do not receive this education at home, if the family is not educating, in addition to the biological part, the school has the primary function of being in dialogue with adolescents”, evaluated Eliane .

The specialist said she was worried about people against the theme. “We want principles of equality, ethics, care to be inserted into school curricula.”

“Sex education is part of the content, about the male and female reproductive system, but what we want is that, from a young age, curricular activities bring this equality between people, non-distinction between boys and girls, which avoids sexist attitudes and misogynists in the future”, he defended.

For Eliane Maio, the school as a whole “needs to be aligned with the issue of equality, including gender studies”, from “the concierge, the canteen girl, to the teachers.”

“The school as a whole, since it educates on paper formally and informally, with debates, studies, pedagogical week with thematic, to break myths, stereotypes and prejudices”.

*With production by Bruna Sales

Source: CNN Brasil

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