Sex prohibition is best approach
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Time for MOE to revamp sex education, says PAGE
Robin Augustin
| December 2, 2015

PETALING JAYA: The Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) is calling on the Education Ministry to lead the charge in introducing sex education in schools.

PAGE chairman, Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim told FMT that the issue of having sex education in schools had been talked about for years but that nobody was aware on what was to be done.
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Time for MOE to revamp sex education, says PAGE
Robin Augustin
| December 2, 2015

Education Ministry should lead the charge in introducing effective sex education in schools to protect teens from unwanted pregnancies.

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PETALING JAYA: The Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) is calling on the Education Ministry to lead the charge in introducing sex education in schools.

PAGE chairman, Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim told FMT that the issue of having sex education in schools had been talked about for years but that nobody was aware on what was to be done.

Noor Azimah was commenting on a report in The Star on Monday that highlighted new studies by the National Population and Family Development Board that showed sex education was the best way to protect teens from unwanted pregnancies.

The study found non-schoolgoing teens in Sabah and Sarawak had the highest pregnancy rates.

In 2014, a total of 4,795 cases of teenage pregnancies were reported in Sabah while 3,395 were reported in Sarawak.

I dont believe the argument that if you have sex education, kids will be more encouraged to have sex, said Noor Azimah.

If its done correctly, it will have the opposite effect, they will be discouraged as no kid would want to become a mother or father at 15.

She added that as the study showed many teen pregnancies occurred amongst school drop-outs, sex education should start at primary level and hence would also reduce the dropout rates.

Noor Azimah said the Education Ministry should seek the expertise of the Health and Women, Family and Community Development Ministry in determining what should be taught in terms of sex education in schools.

From there, she said the Education Ministry could decide the best way to implement sex education.

It is clear that whatever we are teaching kids now is simply not working.

However, Noor Azimah stressed that parents too needed to play a more active role in educating their children and not simply leave it to the authorities to do the job.

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