October 23, 2021

Ask a North Korean: how does sex education differ between North and South Korea?

"It breaks my heart when I think of how women in North Korea... don't receive even the most basic sex education"

Hello there readers, and welcome back to Ask a North Korean -- the feature where you ask our defector writers your questions about real life in the DPRK.

Today's question is about how sex education is different in North and South Korea. Tae-il Shim, who lived in conservative North Korea for most of his life and now resides in the relatively-open South, compares and contrasts what is taught in the two countries about relations between men and women.