Sex education in Denmark is impacting large numbers of students and this week the high light will be focusing on many aspects of sex issues during Sex Week.” The program is voluntary and run by a family planning organization known as “Sex and Samfund(Sex and Society). Presently there is no compulsory sex education in primary schools, but many members of parliament are urging creation of such programs. In fact a coalition of parties is fighting for each class to have a certain number of hours devoted to the topic.
As an American I find myself reading about logical things being proposed by a government. I inhabit a country in which any sensible discussion about sex invariably is answered by a demand for government to stay out of the lives of children except when it comes to reading, writing and arithmetic. Perhaps, we Americans could send Denmark, our former governor of Alaska in exchange for a sensible person whose daughter never became pregnant and unmarried.