Sex-Education; A Series of Lectures Concerning Knowledge of Sex in Its Relation to Human Life

9781151242624: Sex-Education; A Series of Lectures Concerning Knowledge of Sex in Its Relation to Human Life

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... II The Problems For Sex-education § 5. Sex Problems and the Need 'of Special Knowledge In these lectures I shall discuss the great sex problems towards the solution of which knowledge conArguments veved bv special education may help, for sex-These problems offer reasons or argueducation. ments in faVOr of sex-education, and I shall attempt to present them from this point of view. I shall at the same time point out in preliminary outline how organized instruction may apply more or less directly to the sex problems that seem to show the need of educational attack, but in later lectures the organization of instruction will be considered more specifically. In reviewing the literature that during the past decade has advocated sex-education, it has seemed Propagan-to me tbat there ls uttle possibility of dism any decidedly new and important con needed, tribution to the arguments favoring such instruction, for the whole case has been splendidly presented by eminent writers in the fields of medicine, biology, sociology, and ethics. It now appears that the great majority of educators, scientists, and intelligent citizens in general have accepted the arguments for sex-instruction, so far as they have been informed concerning the meaning and need of the movement; and this leads me to the belief that in the future we need not new arguments but frequent restatements of the established facts which indicate the importance of widespread knowledge regarding the function that is inseparably connected with the perpetuation of life. In short, we now need a propagandism for extending the sex-education movement among the masses of people. For those who have already accepted sex-education, a survey of the facts that created a demand for sex-instruction will give a clearer...

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