One of the issues in the Philippines that is generally skipped and kept unexamined is sex and sex education. As we all know, Philippines has been conquered by the Spaniards who spread out Christianity in the country. Because of this, the Pearl of the Orient Seas has become very conservative over time.

However, sex education in the Philippines has slowly been given attention. With the rise of technology and the influence of media, the Filipinos have become more liberated to talk about these topics. In fact, this topic was brought about by a lot of factors.

One primary factor that required sex education in the Philippines to be discussed here is the emergence of STD cases among Filipinos. Studies show that most sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS are from the outsourcing sector. Outsourcing in the Philippines has become so rampant in the past seven years since it was introduced here in the country.

Coherently, the matter on sex education also brings in advantages and disadvantages. This is why the argument whether to include it in the curriculum of the students is still in its peak. Let us take a good look at some of its benefits and drawbacks.

The High

Sex education can help lower the cases of teenage pregnancy. Why is that? You may be left wondering about this but it actually helps. Sex education does not necessarily mean educating people on the proper way to do sex. It is more than that. It also includes the discussion of the good and bad effects, health risks and benefits, and the prevention methods. Making people know about these, they will have a wider idea of what it’s like to be irresponsible when it comes to sex.

The Low

Most of the youth nowadays are becoming aggressive and impulsive. In the Philippine setting, the young people are more prone to temptation since they come from a very conservative environment. Introducing sex education in the Philippines might not be the best idea. We cannot control the minds of the people so instead of being more responsible, they may become more promiscuous about it and try it without a doubt. This will only contribute to the growing cases of diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

In conclusion, it may be the best idea to introduce sex education in the Philippines right now. The Filipinos are not yet ready to take on this matter seriously. Time will be the most considerable factor on this one.