Slovaks Lack Sex Education

Attention has been drawn to the fact that there is an absence of sex education in schools with no real prospect for change in the near future either.

An article in daily Pravda reports how sex education is not taught in Slovak schools, with pupils learning only about sexual anatomy in biology classes, but nothing about sex education as such.

Minister of education Eugen Jurzyca told the daily that he deemed this adequate and that certain areas of sexual life have no place in the education process. A curriculum on sexual education as part of marriage and parenting has been prepared, but not applied.

Ministry spokeswoman Miriam Ziakova explained that individual schools could offer specific lessons if there was interest from pupils and parents, for instance.

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