Tag Archives: Sexually transmitted disease

Attacking the Abstinence Scapegoat

AWARE is at it again! In their recent roundtable discussion on women, AWARE put sex education in the spotlight, with the main focus on the harmful constructions of young women in some sex education curricula. Here are some snippets from … Continue reading

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Sex Education Should Not Promote A Culture of Experimentation

Should we be educating young people to have sex without values as a background? Should we depart from the previous emphasis on abstinence? Presenting them with an array of ‘choice’ is itself a value that is being imposed on sex … Continue reading

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Value-Based Sex Education

The article “Young minds and bodies: Is ignorance bliss?” (13 August 2013) by Tan Jian Xiang and Catherine Smith suggests that sex education in Singapore schools should move from being values-based to facts-based in order to reduce the escalating rates … Continue reading

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