Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
Lobby group FOR SA is backed by the US Christian right. Its latest target is South Africa's increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans.
The terms 'freedom' and 'choice' – on which the legal definition of consent depends – mean very different things to different people.
Progressive responses that problematize Ontario's new opt-out policy for sex ed might reinforce the misleading idea that parents are an obstacle to their children’s sex education.
Four ways to teach children about consent.
Scholars weigh in on what sex education should look like for Indonesian schools. To this day the subject does not have a formal curriculum.
Doug Ford's unveiling of a new Grade 1-8 sex education curriculum is strikingly similar to the maligned 2015 version. The result is confused Ontario parents.
Teaching during the Section 28 era has left a damaging legacy for those LGBT teachers who lived through it.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
Young men in India mature and develop in a very male dominated environment, with little or no sex education.
Sex isn't always straightforward – especially not when you first start 'doing it'. If you experience pain 'down there' after sex, you may need to have a medical checkup.
Alberta's Bill 44 requiring schools to alert parents when they're teaching sex ed should be amended in order to protect both youth health and education towards democracy.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.
Children need be able to identify potentially harmful sexual behaviours, including sexting, from a young age.
A single solution can't magically erase gender-based violence in schools, but if we start listening to students, we may hear new stories of masculinity and femininity echoing through school hallways.
Society teaches young people to avoid saying 'no', so they need more support to navigate the awkwardness of sex.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
It's time Australia came of age and followed England's example by introducing a relevant and diverse sex and relationships education program in all schools.