The South Korean government plans to overhaul sex education in the nation's schools. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Kim Sang-kon said on Tuesday that the government will draw up comprehensive measures regarding gender discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, adding they will be focused on enhancing the education system, including sex education. 

Regarding sex education, the government plans to make changes to textbooks, retrain instructors and revise the contents and methods of education.

The drafting of the measures will be led by an antisexual violence task force established within the Education Ministry and coordinated with other related ministries, including the Gender Equality and Family Ministry and the Health and Welfare Ministry. 

The measures will also include new ways to prevent sexual violence at school, such as stronger punishment for offenders.