EDUCATION TO REDUCE UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Tecnológico de Monterrey (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays in Mexico, there is a considerable number of pregnancies in teenagers, where one in every five women who get pregnant are between 15 and 19 years old, which is due mainly to the formative bias in sexual education. It is worth mentioning that in the third article of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, it is found that the education given by the State must be secular, in other words, foreign to any religious doctrine. However, diverse religious institutions have had influence on the sexual education that is taught in Mexico. This influence has caused sexual education to become of an informative and not formative nature, in addition to it not being done in an integral way. The main objective of this article is to share the results of an investigation done by a group of professors and undergraduate students of the Tecnológico de Monterrey regarding the topic with the purpose of offering improvements. The investigation was performed based on a rigorous analysis of the current evidence of sexual education programs in several public and private schools in Nuevo León, Mexico. Its main objective consisted in the design of the proposal of innovative strategies for the teaching of the topic of sexuality for the Mexican educational system. In the present article, the key aspects of the designed scheme are presented, as well as the methodology that was followed.
Keywords: Education, Unplanned Pregnancy, Courses.