Sex education proves impactful

May 05, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Beatriz-blog-May-photo-1.jpgDr. Beatriz Navidad has been able to get into a school in Metapan, El Salvador, and teach about sex education from a Christian viewpoint.

(Editor’s note: Dr. Beatriz Navidad is the director of the Clinica Lukas in Metapán, El Salvador. She previously served in the community of El Pimental before moving in Metapán late in 2014)

Sex education proves impactful

By Dr. Beatriz Navidad

The work with adolescents at the Centro Escolar Buenos Aires in Metapan, El Salvador, allows us to discuss the prevention of early pregnancies in young people by using playful methods.

They respond very positively to the subject when we engage in activities that motivate them and at the same time allow them to reflect on what they have learned.

Sex education has been vital in our prevention work. The school has a high rate of dropouts due to poor decisions about sexual partners. Early pregnancies in adolescents has been alarming.

The situation could not be controlled well by the parents who stated that they agreed to have our Clinica Lukas Familiar intervene in preventive matters by using Biblical verses for the morals.
Participating directly in the school has made it easier for them to become involved in giving continuity to the topics developed with the students.

In the community, talking about sex education has been a very sensitive issue because of people's false beliefs. But that position has changed considerably.

Thanks to the Lord, we are witnessing a change of attitude in young people.

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