Our aim was to inform parents and teachers about non adequate sex education and sex
education text books which is in the process of preparation by some progressive activists
group for our schools and to show reasons why such type of sex education is not good for
our children and youth. We invited experts from the field of school education, psychology
and medicine to discuss these important topics and answer questions from teachers and
parents and wide public.
The event was attended by four panellists – experts in their fields.
Mrs. Ing Ľubica Magnússon, a high school pedagogue and the president of WFWP
Slovakia, commented on the newly created sex education textbooks, made on the
basis of the WHO document, International Standards for Sexuality Education in
Europe. In contrast to these Standards, we have a curriculum for “Marriage and
Parenthood Education” in Slovakia, which was approved by the Ministry of
Education in the nineties, as well as textbooks for ethical education. She thinks that
it would be enough to modernize and update the curriculum for current times and
needs and it would be a very suitable educational material.
Mr. Mgr. Richard Vereš, who has been teaching the „Freedom and (- or)
Responsibility“ program for many years, shared his experience from work and
conversations with teenagers. He also presented a survey he had conducted among
students. The students expressed their interest in the topics presented by him and
responded positively to the stimuli leading to restraint, responsibility, loyalty and
building a long-term and healthy relationships.
Mrs. PaedDr. Renáta Ocilková shared with the audience methods and ways how to
talk with young people about the identity of a man and a woman, hormonal changes
during adolescence and how these changes affect the young organism, their
personality and psychological perceptions. She recommends young people not to
make hasty and irreversible transgender decisions and thus to avoid lifelong
Mrs. Prof. MUDr. Mariana Mrázová, spoke about the supportive and psychologically
healthy upbringing of children in the first part of her speech, and in the second part,
she described the possible negative effects of long-term use of hormonal
contraception and the dangers of the chemical abortion pill from a medical expert's
point of view.
All four panel presentations aroused the interest and discussion of the present
guests. The school psychologist from the grammar school in Nitra mentioned that
the incidence of gender identity confusion among students is increasing nowadays,
it is strongly supported by social networks and the influence of the media, and
therefore she welcomes a deeper and more professional discussion on the topic of
transsexualism and transitions. The headmaster of the secondary school from Nitra
expressed her interest in inviting the lecturers to her school, in order students could
also hear the comprehensive information on these topics.
We consider it useful and beneficial to continue such types of activities in the future