The new director of the intersectoral strategy of family planning and prevention of adolescent pregnancy ENIPLA questions the messages and contents of sex education that have spread in the country in recent years, arguing that promotes sexual debauchery …. Which is false
The high rate of adolescent pregnancy is not solved in three years, without scientific sexual education, limited access to health services, sexist practices, sexual violence, few opportunities for adolescents seeking maternity and early relationships affection, safety And a family.
It has not really been possible in the country to implement a sexual education program from a sexual and reproductive rights perspective that questions myths and gender inequities. In the last decades there have been attempts that have failed to land in the classroom; Precisely because of the authorities put their moral prejudices, religious prejudices and ignorance of the reality of adolescents, especially the poorest in the country. ENIPLA has taken an important step because it has included the rights established by the constitution and the international agreements and norms that the country has signed, such as increasing access to health services and implementing sex education for girls and adolescents, promoting equality Opportunities for men and women, violence-free, non-discrimination, secular education.
Not guaranteeing sex education from these approaches is what puts teenagers and young people at risk and leaves them at the mercy of misleading, false information. The youth of the country requires innovative methodologies, spaces where they can be scientifically informed, workshops where they can reveal abusive, unequal, machista practices, where they can build self-care practices and responsible relationships.
In the different cities of the country, organizations that work with adolescents, youth and women are organizing to demand that what is said in the Constitution and the plan of good living. It is important for adolescents, mothers, parents, educators, health personnel, communicators to speak out and defend the right to secular, scientific and health education for adolescents, young people and women in order to promote a responsible, pleasant, healthy and free sexuality Of violence.
By Sonia Rodríguez Jaramillo