Kenya Curriculum To Be Changed To Include Sexuality Lessons

Teenage pregnancies have become a national concern, with both government and non-state actors battling to deal with the crisis.

For example, the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2019 indicates that one in every five teenage girls is either having a baby or is pregnant with their first child.

The Nation recently highlighted the plight of teen mothers in Usin Gishu, where 4,750 teen pregnancies were recorded last year.

From January to early September, the county documented 3,672 pregnancies of girls aged 10 to 19.

But why is it so? From my experience and observations, this relates to *** information and early exposure to literature. Technology offers many benefits to the world today, but young people begin to be curious about the content they can browse and watch.

Social media is filled with literature on sexuality and reproductive health and many young people are spending time exploring and discovering their worlds.

However, many people’s quest journey is not guided and instead of learning good and helpful, they end up with demerits.

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******* Experiments on relationships have left millions if not millions of young girls pregnant.

I believe one way to solve this problem is through education. It is sad that the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development rejected a proposal by advocacy groups to introduce *** and reproductive health lessons in primary schools.

Sadly, statistics show that girls below the age of 10 are being sexually abused due to a lack of information about their rights as children. And this moral degradation is affecting the success of the cent percent transition policy from primary to secondary schools.

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