As someone not too far removed from years of public education, I wanted to bring up this topic. Truth be told, I don’t remember much about high school “Sex Ed” We might have covered condoms, the pill, IUD’s, and various sexually transmitted diseases, and maybe a nod to being in a “mature, ‘committed’ relationship”. But as none of this applied to me :D, I spaced out for most it (as did most of the other students who might unfortunately put this knowledge to use). College was saturated with the “safer” sex message, and I basically had to go out of my way to ignore it, even sometimes having to throw out condoms taped to my door. Ugg.
Now, though all of this, I don’t remember anything about natural family planning. At best they handed out “abstinence kits”, whatever those were - I kind of thought the idea was too icky to investigate.
But it comes down to, if marriage is my destiny, I’d be totally clueless as to how to go about natural family planning. Please PLEASE don’t explain it here, lol! That’s not my intention, rather I’d like to here your thoughts about whether the “rhythm method” (as it would likely to be called in secular education), should be taught in public school sex education classes, or if not there, where and when it would be appropriate to learn about it.
I personally tend to think, if sex ed must be taught, then it should be included so as to give us Catholic’s some idea of what we’d be getting into, so we’re not going through the dating process totally clueless about handling certain detail of the marriage act.