Our Children Need to Understand Sexuality

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Late August this year in the Klang Valley, an 11-year-old girl wrote a note to a boy in her school saying she wanted to have sex with him. “Please,” she wrote, “just once won’t get me pregnant!”1 In recent months alone, a 12-year-old boy from Perak raped a four-year-old girl,2 and two cousins aged 11 and 12 from Sabah were caught having sex.3 All these beg the question: What are we teaching our children about sex? Not very much, apparently. How far are we then ready to accommodate our discomfort of discussing the topic of sex at the expense of educating our children? Whether we ...


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