The high incidence of unwanted teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is not just an issue of smart sex education, but also a matter of morality.
Our society still denounces sex as dirty for young females- and while some may be emotionally ill-equipped to deal with sexual encounters, that doesn’t acknowledge that young girls may still want sex; for whatever reason, be it curiosity, need or experimentation. The truth for female adolescents is that unless they acknowledge they want to have sex, no safe and healthy precautions will be practised. Sex education is clearly one positive step, but until we, as a society, can allow young girls to openly admit they want sex, without fear or shame, sex education will continue to fall on deaf ears, at whatever age.