Inclusion of Sex Education in School Curriculum of Bangladesh: Parents’ Attitude

The study examined the attitude of Bangladeshi parents’ regarding inclusion of sex education in school curriculum of Bangladesh. Using 21 topics of comprehensive sexuality education, parents were asked to explore which topics they believed should be taught in schools. The study also assessed 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 do not support sex education. The remaining were in a neutral position. Most of the parents supported the topics of sex education which are mostly value and culture oriented instead of the knowledge of sexual intercourse, abortion, taking protection for premarital sexual activity etc. Moreover, from the Chi-square test the study found that there has been significant difference between the attitude of parents towards inclusion of sex education and their residence, occupation or educational background. 

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