Analysis of Cultural and Constitutional Responses to Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Uganda

This publication was authored by: Godwin Matsiko Muhwezi

Abstract / Summary

"Traditionally there have been two dominant approaches to sex education "comprehensive" and "abstinence-only-until-marriage."  There has been multiple scholarly debate on these approaches in the West and policies have been developed to the extent of leaning towards the former in the recent past. This has reached the level of international human rights and a lot of pressure and lobbying has followed for the adoption of “comprehensive” sex education in African countries. In Africa however, the approach has been to emphasize abstinence only until marriage. This paper gives an introduction on the sexuality education debate and its status in the Ugandan education system.