18 Jan '12, 4am

ST Forum: Teaching contraception sends the wrong message to teenagers, one of our readers argues.

WE SHOULD not give teenagers the impression that as they may end up having sex, they should be provided with information on contraception to protect themselves better ('Start sex education earlier' by Mr Yap Kim Hao; last Saturday). We should tell them to restrain themselves and avoid situations which tempt them to do so. Otherwise, the high incidence of sex crimes, sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies will continue. Abstinence remains the best protection against the consequences of premarital sex which has spiked not because of a lack of information on contraception, which is easily accessible online. Our teens should not have to end up with sex-related diseases and unwanted pregnancies. They do because the message these days is that they are wired for sex and contraception will help them solve the problem. Premarital sex is not shunned as it used to be ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_756794...

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