The Status of “Comprehensive Sexuality Education” Under International Law

Comprehensive sexuality education is one of the most controversial terms at the United Nations, and fights over CSE have contributed in large part to UN documents being withdrawn from negotiations because States bitterly disagreed.  Since UN agencies and their allies that promote CSE have been so unsuccessful in getting the body of the UN to openly and willingly adopt CSE as an international right, CSE advocates have resorted to interpreting language such as “education on sexual and reproductive health,” or “inclusive education” to encompass a right to CSE or to be defined as CSE.  Family Watch has created this policy brief to provide context and clarifications.