Teaching your students about sexuality requires more than simply explaining anatomy and reproduction. It means talking to them about relationships, families, parenthood and decision-making skills. Sexuality encompasses our physical development, sexual knowledge, attitudes, values and behaviours. It is not shaped solely by our biology and psychology, but also by our culture, family history, education and experiences.
Teens learn about sex and sexuality every day. Yet, the information they receive from the media and/or peers may be incorrect and/or ineffective. When young people are given accurate information and the opportunity to build skills, they can learn to make responsible decisions. Talking to your students about sexuality enables them to grow into sexually healthy adults.