Sex education is indispensable, said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) at his morning press conference on Thursday, when questioned about the contents of the new education reform.
“About sex education, I think it is necessary, it is indispensable, it should not be omitted and that we should transmit information to adolescents and, if necessary, to children. That there be a training in that sense, scientific. ”
He pointed out that sexual education should be rational and be attached to knowledge and science, not mixed with matters of faith or dogma.
“That’s my point of view and experts have to solve it, pedagogues.”
Questioned if teachers could receive training to provide sex education, President Lopez Obrador said that it is already included in the curricula of the Normal Schools and only reinforced or revised the teacher training plans.
Among the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexico ranks first in teenage pregnancy, in addition to young people may be exposed to sexually transmitted infections.
Derived from the educational reform approved during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, free textbooks were published where the definition of homosexuality (attraction to people of the same gender), bisexuality (attraction for people of both genders) and the way in which gender is constructed socially and how it is not necessarily with which people are identified.
Regarding what will be the contents derived from the new educational reform, AMLO said that it will be pedagogues, not pseudoexperts, who will determine what will be taught to children in schools. He said that there are very good educators in Mexico who will freely elaborate these programs and will be convened for that purpose.
“We must try to reinforce civility, ethics, history, everything that was put aside during the neoliberal period. It has to be a humanistic education, with that common trunk. And of course advanced in the scientific, in the natural sciences, in mathematics, but with a base in humanism, do not neglect that “.
He reiterated that during the neoliberal period it was sought to erase history and that is a contradiction, because those who do not know where it comes from, do not know where it is going.
NOTICIAS TELEVISA, APRIL 25, 2019