By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
The country has a comprehensive teaching programme but it is poorly implemented
Sexuality education forms part of the Life Orientation curriculum in South African schools to help learners navigate the challenges of growing up
Many children between the ages of nine and 12 have had sex. The average woman has about five children.
Sex education is often limited to blistering genitals and contraception. But what about the ethics of sex? Michelle Solomon argues for its inclusion.