Sex education has been part of Indonesia’s current curriculum used in the education system, but its content is still lacking. In many sex educations that are given to students at schools, sex was often treated as a separate science, a subject in which we learn about the human reproduction system. If not science, then sex was connected to religion. Rarely did we discuss other aspects of sex— the ability to handle their sexual feelings, establish personal guidelines and standards for responsible sexual behaviour, and form healthy interpersonal relationships. It is time for us to give proper sex education to our young generation to reduce cases of sexual violence against them. Inez Kristanti is a clinical psychologist and a sexuality educator whose work is focused to catalyze transformative change in how our society in Indonesia sees and deals with sexuality and other mental health issues. Her passion is to educate people with psychological information that is simple and easily understood, as reflected in her experience as speaker for talkshows, online, and offline media. She is also known for utilizing Instagram to focus on her lectures and psychology-based sexuality content which she shares for her over 150,000 followers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Students have a right to proper sex education | Inez Kristanti | TEDxTSM