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Problemy edukacji seksualnej w Polsce
The problems of sexual education in Poland

Author(s): Ewelina Wejbert-Wąsiewicz, Elżbieta Pęczkowska
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: contraception; sexual education; catholic church; young; state

Summary/Abstract: The history development, evolution and problems of sexual education in Poland has been described in hereby article. Despite that since first social action of pioneer of sexual education till now over hundred years have passed, this theme still causes big political-ideologically disputes. The results of many sociological researches (including personal researches) give evidence that polish school does not provide sexual education and does not realise its program sufficiently. A sexual education is more a political matter as well as an abortion, which appears in political discussion during political campaign stage especially. The forceful social and sexual education to prevent the diseases, unwanted pregnancies, abortion – the vital drama. Unfortunately, in Poland this problem is still marginalized. There are three crucial reasons, which perpetuate such unfavourable state: social, cultural “tabu” of human sexuality “politicization” of human sexuality and, in practise, lack of fully-developed teaching body in sexual education.

  • Issue Year: 58/2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 173-192
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish