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Sex Education to Curb Birth Rate in Philippines Sparks Debate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 22, 2010 @ 10:07 pm
image A new sex education campaign in Philippine schools has sparked widespread debate in Asia's bedrock of Catholicism, where the high birth rate is blamed for desperate poverty. The United Nations-backed programme, which is being piloted this month in primary and high schools, aims to promote safe sex, limit the spread of HIV-AIDS and prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, the Catholic Church and powerful conservative crusaders have struck back with a high-profile campaign to...

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