Women's network calls for more sex sensitization after latest school sex video

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:45

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is expressing concern regarding the recent video on social media showing two (2) teenaged students engaging in sexual inrtercourse.

The video has been circulating on social media networks.

The IWRN says that instead of expressing shock and disgust at the video, adults in particular parents and caregivers should be more concerned about ensuring that their children are properly sensitized and educated about sex.

In a statement issued today, the IWRN says the organization admits that through its work and interactions with parents, sex is still viewed as taboo, and hence there remains a high level of reluctance in starting those conversations with children.

"Until the national community recognizes the importance of facilitating forums aimed at educating and sensitizing young persons under age 18 about sex and reproductive health, the mayhem that exist in the homes, schools and the broader community will continue. Unfortunately, as a people, we were wired centuries ago to think that sexual intercourse is one of the worst experiences one can encounter, and therefore many adults are today admitting that had they been educated during their earlier years, they would not have made the grave mistakes which have today affected their entire life," it says.

The IWRN is issuing a strong appeal to parents in particular to start the conversations relating to sex and reproductive health with their children from as early as seven (7) years, because using delaying tactics to avoid the conversation will only exacerbate into a larger problem which can become unmanageable.

"Parents who are experiencing difficulty in engaging their children in such conversations should immediately seek assistance from a therapist. Whilst there is call for sex education to be introduced into the school curriculum, this can only be done effectively through collaboration with all stakeholders including parents who are most important to its success," it says.