However, in conservative societies, sexual education is not considered a health priority, and reviews have shown that this has resulted in poor sexual behaviours and outcomes in these societies. As Sexual and reproductive illhealth has now become one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among young people in these locations. Young people in these regions are as a result, now at high risk of STIs and coerced sexual abuse/rape. Also, despite young people making up a large proportion of these populations, there is very little known about their sexual health, knowledge and experience. As most of the conservative populations have odd views about sexual education.
Consequently, it is these effects of the lack of sexual education in these societies that have now lead to a range of growing public health problems. As due to lack of sexual education, young populations in these societies have now been made vulnerable to negative sexualhealth outcomes."
With the advent of HIV all of us need to be up in arms in ensuring that children are empowered in all fronts so to keep negative children negative and maintain those positive at lower levels of the virus of which sexuality education forms part of that campaign “
The stage at which Reproductive Health education starts in school is another issue, in the FLE curriculum, this start in Elementary/Primary School, Classes 5-6 and all ages at middle and high schools and recently HIV & AIDS were introduced to those in lesser grades; through cartoon' Kami and the Big Bird' an introduction to AIDS to especially promote HIV testing and preventing stigma.
On the issue of people's perception that the awareness creation on ARH may expose a child or make a child promiscuous may not be true, this is why we reinforce education of abstinence. If they are not formally informed by teachers and other qualified facilitators, the youths and children learn negatives from their peer.
We can see the result of uninformed youths; teenage pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse that fuels AIDS, violence, high incidence of ST/HIV & AIDS among youths.
Most Information Education and Communication (IEC) are focused on in-School, but the out-of-School outnumber the in-school especially in sub-Saharan Africa. So efforts on ARH and STI/HIV/AIDS should focus also on these vulnerable group. Our organization, Community Health Information Education Forum (CHIEF) has worked extensively among the out-of-school-youths; www.chiefngo.org.”