Boys need sex education too

I have felt for a long time now that too much emphasis has been put on educating only young women around teenage pregnancy.
I feel we should be educating young men around this issue too. Whether we like it or not, they are usually the one with the power. We should be educating both young women and young men about the consequences and, if young men had to pay for their mistakes for the next 18 years of their lives, they might think twice about having unprotected sex in the first place.
Young men and women in love tend to live for the moment and worry about it later. What we need is for both sexes to take responsibility.
Teenage pregnancy should be called young parenthood. Why, in this day and age, is the whole subject so sexist as if it has nothing to do with young men, and it is seen to be young women’s fault?
We need a whole new way of thinking about this subject which includes both sexes and stops this blame culture. Then we will be able to move on.
Sheila Green, Youth Worker, Hounslow 

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