Cultural Relativism: Family Planning Debate

cultural relativism: the principle of regarding the beliefs, values, and practice of a culture from the viewpoint of the culture itself 

With the collaboration of the debate team, our chapter was able to host a invigorating debate that focused on the cultural relativism with regards to  family planning. The proposition was: This house would promote universal distribution of family planning to developing nations. The affirmative team made valid points arguing that developing nations needed assistance through sexual education, birth control, and condoms in order to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. In the rebuttal, the negation team argued that many of the methods used by health organization do not take into account the cultural context of the different nations, and therefore family planning is not effective.

Special thanks to the Debate Team for helping us put on a fun debate!

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