I'm not sure the age of everyone posting in response to this question, but grade 6 is NOT too young to begin teaching sex ed at least in it's most basic form. I'm 18 years old and I have a 13 year relative who, like me, began menstruation at age 9. She has had so many questions over the past few years regarding her body and, more specifically within the past two years or so, sex. I understand 9 isn't the average age for females to begin puberty, but it's not uncommon either. A female who begins menstruation at age 9 is capable of becoming pregnant, as ridiculous a notion as that may seem. I promise you, if the parents of the child aren't letting them know these things regarding their bodies and sex, they're going to hear about them through their classmates. Remember the game telephone? Qualified, knowledgeable people should be teaching sex ed to kids in schools. Waiting until 8th or 9th grade could be too late. This relative I discussed earlier showed me a girl on facebook she goes to school with (8th grade) who is pregnant with her SECOND child. They're going to learn about sex one way or another, make it factual information from a trusted adult instead of 'little Jimmy who sits beside me in math class'.View Thread
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