Grade 1 children were to be taught to identify genitalia using the correct words, such as penis, vagina and testicle.
In Grade 5, children were to be taught to identify parts of the reproductive system and describe how the body changes during puberty.
In Grade 7, the plan was to teach kids how to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Various groups are protesting that this is "unconscionable" to teach children these things at such a tender age, that this would corrupt innocent young people, that this would give them ideas, etc. Admittedly, I haven't read the proposed changes, but apparently the language is a big stumbling block for a lot of people -- it's supposed to be very frank and open.
Anyway, after thinking about Stockton's idea of socially-enforced "delay" in children, I read this and pondered the responsibility of government and the school system in this situation. Should sex education be left up to parents? How much should the schools be teaching children, and at what age? Who decides this? Should parents be allowed to pull their kids out of sex ed, maybe? That's what happened in my school -- enough parents protested, so we didn't get any sex ed at all. (Note: I'm not supporting this course of action...) Anyway, it caught my eye.