In Dec. This reluctance to use grownup vocabulary when talking about sex is common in the media. Sexual squeamishness is not unusual, but when doctors avoid certain words you know the problem goes deeper. It added that it was permissible to discuss prevention of STDs, but not intercourse, birth control or abortion. The Adachi City Board of Education replied that there was nothing improper about the class or its content, and that the purpose was to help students avoid pregnancies, not encourage sexual activity.
In Japan no one wants to talk about sex education | The Japan Times
Better to learn about sex in school than from pornographic comics. FIVE year-old students take turns to give a three-minute presentation at Koishikawa high school in Tokyo. The first speaks about government services for pregnant women; next come the risks of childbearing for women older than 35, then the history of contraception, the morning-after pill and infertility. The teacher gives a brief outline of abortion law in Japan before turning to sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and the minute sex-education lesson is over.
Best Practices in Sex Education Implemented by Local Governments (Summary)
Knowledge about sex and health is vital in order for women to live according to their own plans based on their own initiative. Although the national Government has policies in place that aim to enhance sex education throughout the general educational system, the way these policies are being implemented varies from region to region. This project highlights best practices in sex education projects lead by prefectural governments. The objective of this project is to contribute to the promotion of sex education within educational institutions throughout Japan through the wide sharing of these practices. Information was first gathered from publicly available resources on the sex education projects being implemented across Japan.
About 40 percent of those aged between 17 and 19 think sex education at school is useless, an online survey by the Nippon Foundation think tank showed Thursday. Almost one in four respondents said they have had sex, and three out of four said they were worried about sexually transmitted diseases. Nearly 90 percent feel contraception is necessary, according to the survey.