Wrong to ban sex education

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The National – Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I BURST out laughing when I saw the headline “Ban sex ed, says Vinit” on the cover (Dec 6).
I bought a copy of The National as it was a good start to my day.
Seriously, I am shocked to read about Dr Thomas Vinit making this proposal.
In fact, it is the last thing I had expected to come from him.
It is wrong to ban sex education.
If I had my way, I would prefer we introduce sex education earlier, at Grade 2 or 3 if we want to prevent the rate of HIV/AIDS from climbing up.
Awareness is important and what better way to teach our children about the birds and the bees, the dangers of unprotected sex, paedophile and sex in general than when they are young?
It is always better for them to be taught by people who are trained than for them to pick up bits and pieces from their peers or from the internet.
To ban sex education is to make our children ignorant and put them at risk.
As such, the proposal to ban sex education is not only silly but ridiculous.


Port Moresby