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Monday, November 15, 2010

Malaysia unveils sex education for kids

Malaysia bares its plan to teach sex education to children as young as six from 2011 in its efforts to rid of 'baby-dumping', promiscuity and HIV/AIDS, said an official on Sunday.
In a new curriculum, the deputy education minister told AFP that pupils will study the subject matter with the help of parents and civil society groups.
Educating kids in the primary school on sex education follows Thursday's announcement that students in the secondary school in the predominantly conservative Muslim country will commence from next year.
About 79 babies were dumped in 2009. As of mid-September 2010, 70 cases of baby-dumping were reported that alarmed the authorities.
Malaysia introduced the first school for pregnant teenagers in September. In May, the first 'baby hatch' center for unwanted newborns was unveiled.
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