Government under fire over incorporation of dedicated lessons about sexuality into national curriculum.
Plans by the kvinder, køn møder på udkig efter Kenyan government to expand coverage of sex education in primary schools have been criticised for encouraging promiscuity among young people.
According to the 2014 Kenya demographic and health survey, 18 of teenagers in Kenya were already mothers or were pregnant.
Data from the countrys National Aids Control Council found that 43 of the 61,000 new HIV infections recorded in 2016 were among young people aged between 10 and.The centre found that classes focused more on anatomy and HIV prevention.More than 370,000 10- to 19-year-olds became pregnant in Kenya between July midt i sussex lokale regering 2016 and June 2017, according to the UN population fund almost 29,000 of whom were under.David Oginde, presiding bishop of Christ is the Answer Ministries, one of Kenyas largest and most influential Pentecostal churches, wrote in a comment piece for a Kenyan newspaper: Many parents and family organisations are in full support of wholesome sex education.Kenya, said education was critical for schoolgirls.Kioko added that the organisation is not opposed to sex education based on the principle of informing children about the changes their bodies undergo as they get older.With an almost obsessive focus on children obtaining sexual pleasure, CSE promotes promiscuity and high-risk sexual behaviours as healthy and normal.
He added that content about sexuality in the new curriculum had taken into consideration the religious and cultural values of the country as well as the age of the children targeted.
Campaigners in Kenya are opposed to the adoption of comprehensive sex education.
The knowledge is calibrated to fit the age of the children.I leave my child at the day care to look for casual jobs every day, and sometimes I do not even have the 50 shillings 34p to pay the caregiver, she said.If the information is packaged well it can help protect them, and make choices, said Oyaro.Students at a school in Nairobis Kibera slums.A 2017 survey by the African Population and Health Research Centre showed that while 75 of schools in Kenya cover all sex education topics under the existing curriculum, only 2 of students said they felt they had learned about all of the topics.The ministry of education wants guidance on sex, which is currently incorporated into subjects such as civil education, to become a distinct topic in the countrys new curriculum.Some children in Kenya start having sex as young as eight.Instead, concern is that, unlike traditional sex education, CSE comprehensive sexuality education is highly explicit.Ann Kioko, campaigns manager for CitizenGo, said: It is teaching children from a very young age that they are sexual and they can experiment with homosexuality, and that abortion is their right.Patrick Oyaro, a doctor and former director of Family Aids Care and Education, a health ministry organisation that offered medical and counselling services to HIV patients.