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04 April 2011

Influences on sexual development

Sexual development is a crucial part of the overall development of a human being. We discussed how sexual identity is shaped during childhood.

Part of the overall development of a child’s identity is their sexual identity.

  • Who we are as sexual beings.
  • How we develop our sexual identity.
  • The factors that influence our sexual behaviour and attitudes.

What every child needs to learn is to integrate the physical, psychological, cultural, societal, educational, economic and spiritual aspects of their lives. Many of the building-blocks of physical, gender and sexual identity development occur in childhood, and continue to develop throughout adolescence and into adulthood.

 
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