Teen pregnancy & HIV: should children receive more in-depth sexuality education?

Teen pregnancy & HIV: Should children receive more in-depth sexuality education?

Within the first quarter of 2021, around 1,053 girls aged 10 to 14 fell pregnant.

Sex education increase in teen pregnancies and HIV infections

You will never be able to control the actions of others but with the right education, you can help people make more informed decisions.

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Unfortunately, there are many issues with education systems all across the world. Especially in South Africa.

One of the main subjects where the system seems to be severely failing the South African youth is sexuality education.

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But how does this affect the youth?

DBE deputy director-general Dr Granville Whittle recently revealed that 1,300 adolescent girls and young women in South Africa are infected with HIV weekly.

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Along with this harrowing news, a report by Save The Children also stated that the number of teen pregnancies in Gauteng have gone up with 60% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now in an attempt to curb these stats the DBE has pledged to intensify the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in public schools.

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Stacey and J Sbu decided to have a conversation and find out what KZN had to say on the topic:

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