Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2021)

Abstinence-Only Sex Education: A Missing Yet Crucial Topic in Digital Media

Authors
Esther Idayanti1, *, Lely Natalia2
1, 2Sekolah Tinggi International Harvest, Tangerang, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: estheridayanti@hits.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Esther Idayanti
Available Online 17 February 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220207.013How to use a DOI?
Keywords
abstinence; online sex education; premarital sex; sex education; teen sexuality
Abstract

Premarital sex is becoming a major issue for teens in Indonesia. The number of teens involved in premarital sex continues to rise. This behavior has brought problems such as HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, as well as family and psychological problems. Premarital sex results in deep emotional disturbances such as anxiety, stress, and depression, especially in a nation that upholds religious values such as Indonesia. This presents great challenges in achieving the sustainable development goals of good health and well-being, and it hinders the attempt to involve the next generation in building sustainability. Currently, the sex education available in the media is run by influencers who endorse the enjoyment of sex before marriage. This paper will discuss the problems with the current sex education in Indonesia. The research employs a literature study, using journal articles, books, and other publications such as a manual from the United Nations to present the case, along with a media search to provide the background information on sex education in Indonesian media. The findings of this research emphasize the need to provide abstinence-based sex education according to values and character in a digital platform, specifically targeted to young people in Indonesia.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 February 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-539-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220207.013How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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