Singaporeans Failing at Sex Education?

Singapore has tiptoed into the emotive issue of sexual education in schools with an announcement that the Ministry of Education intends to screen and train educators to teach an updated program in its local schools. With typical Singaporean thoroughness, the new programs are aimed at students beginning at the age of 11, in Primary 5, a year younger than before, and extending all the way to junior college, teaching youth how to navigate and handle relationships on new media networks, how to protect themselves from unsafe sex and how to say “no” to pre-marital sex, according to the ministry’s website.

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