Problem

Ignorance of reproductive processes

Other Names:
Ignorance of the cause of conception
Ignorance concerning sex
Incidence:

It has been argued that such ignorance was once widespread and was possibly general in the history of man. In certain tribes, especially those practising cohabitation before puberty, conception may be believed to result by more or less magical means and apart from sexual intercourse. This is reinforced by the disproportion of pregnancies to the frequency of such intercourse. In the absence of sexual education in modern schools, such ignorance may persist into early adulthood, especially for those living in isolated areas.

Narrower Problems:
Untrue myths about virginity
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
30.05.2019 – 19:12 CEST