Bangladeshi Parents’ Attitude towards including Sex Education in School Curriculum

Bangladeshi parents’ attitude regarding inclusion of sex education in school curriculum of Bangladesh is observed in this study. The parents were given a comprehensive list of 21 topics and asked to explore which topics they believed should be taught in schools. The study also measured the relationship between the parents’ demographic characteristics (residence, sexual orientation, religious belief, occupation, and educational background) and their attitude towards sex education. The study found that 48.3% parents support sex education whilst 25% parents did not support sex education and rests were found neutral position among 120 sampling size. Most of the parents supported the topics of sex education which were mostly value and culture oriented instead of the knowledge of sexual intercourse, abortion, taking protection for premarital sexual activity etc. Moreover, form Chi-square test the study found that there had significance difference between the attitude of parents towards inclusion of sex education and their residence, occupation or educational background.


Bhuiyan, M. K. (2014). Inclusion of Sex Education in School Curriculum of Bangladesh: Parents’ Attitude. IOSR Journal of Research and Method in Education4, 5.

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