The United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) suggests that sex education is an entitled right to children of all countries and cultures starting at the age of five.
The 98 page report that was released in June of this year is called International Guidelines on Sexual Education. This report proposes a universal plan to educate children ages 5-18 on what they consider to be an “age-appropriate” curriculum. They establish four age groups: 5-8 -years-old, 9-12-years-old, 12-15-years-old and 15-18-years-old.
Under the U.N.’s voluntary sex-ed program, kids just 5-8 years old will be told that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals is called masturbation” and that private parts “can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself.”
Now progressing to age 9, children will learn about “positive and negative effects of ‘aphrodisiacs,” the ideas of “homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power,” that “both men and women can give and receive sexual pleasure” and the “definition and function of orgasm.”
Level three, or ages 12-15 suggests the discussion of “access to safe abortion and post-abortion care” and the “use and misuse of emergency contraception.”
By 15, adolescents should be exposed “advocacy to promote the right to and access to safe abortion,” according to the guidelines.
The report states, “abstinence is only one of a range of choices available to young people,” the authors describe abstinence-only programs as “fear-based” and “designed to control young people’s sexual behavior by instilling fear, shame, and guilt.”
With claims that sex-education is now a human right, these heavy topics are a great concern to parental rights.