New UN report calls for sex education at 10
June 10, 2011
A new UN report calls for the adoption of comprehensive sexuality education beginning at age 10 in order to combat the spread of AIDS, according to the Catholic Family & Human Rights.
“It is time to seize the opportunities to promote sexuality education and comprehensive knowledge of HIV and other health matters among very young adolescents before they become sexually active,” the report states. “This is the window in which to intervene, before most youth become sexually active and before gender roles and norms that have negative consequences for later sexual and reproductive health becomes well established.”
“Those promoting the ideology of sexual freedom, inclusive of its risky and dangerous behavior, advance risk reduction (e.g., condom use) not risk elimination (e.g., abstinence and fidelity) as the solution to HIV/AIDS, even in areas of Africa where condom use has been proven to be ineffective,” countered Jane Adolphe of Ave Maria University School of Law.
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