The article I chose for posting focuses on new sexual education guidelines being formed by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These guidelines, still unfinished, suggest that children should be taught about the risks of sexual activity at an earlier age. UNESCO is proposing that these guidelines be used worldwide, especially in countries lacking contraception. Another goal of UNESCO’s is to educate young people about the transmission of H.I.V/AIDS, again, especially in countries where the disease is overwhelmingly prevalent. The article also discusses opposition to the new guidelines, specifically from American conservatives. UNESCO proposes that children as young as five years begin to learn about “reproductivity and sexual subjects” at an introductory level. The reaction and reception of this particular guideline from conservative groups has been negative to say the least. I think this controversy in sex-ed definitely relates to POL285 because it makes us think about when and how youth should be learning about such important issues.