04 Jan '12, 10pm

Comprehensive sexuality education plays a role in successful adult life

ACCORDING to a recent news report, the Ministry of Education has drafted a revised Sexuality Education Programme to boost emphasis on abstinence relative to contraception. While the MOE said the revision is to "ensure that it is updated and relevant" to students, I worry if, in effect, the programme will be diluted to make it more palatable for some. I speak as the only sexuality educator in Singapore certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and the American College of Sexologists. I have worked with many individuals and couples who lamented that their sexual lives would have been more positive if they had received comprehensive sexuality education, that is, accurate, fact-based and non-judgmental information. While it is true that abstinence is the only foolproof way to avoid pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection (STI...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC120105-0000060/Compr...

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