PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
Reproductive Health education in an age-appropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers from Grade 5 to 4th year high school as part of Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education on Sec 16. As proposed in the bill, core subjects include responsible parenthood, natural and modern family planning, proscription and hazards of abortion, reproductive health and sexual rights, abstinence before marriage, and responsible sexuality.
Upon approval of Reproductive Health Bill, there is an impact to education and teachers on how they teach students regarding sexual education and its scopes technically. Furthermore, these problems are set through awareness of the educators.
Part of the scale on Reproductive Health Bill is to educate for the youth to be aware on being involved on these state, though parents are responsible for this, teachers are also obliged to conduct reproductive health education as part of the curriculum nowadays.
It is rights-based and provides adequate backing to the population program. It is a departure from the present setup in which the provision for reproductive health services is devolved to confined government units including educators, and consequently, subjected to the varying strategies of local government executives and suffers from a drought of educating the youth. It is a social institution whose protection and development are impressed with public interest.
And since RH Bill was approved, the educators need to teach students concerning sexual education and its extent. This study will prove the level of educator’s awareness and knowledge and what strategies they would do in concerning this subject matter.