Sunday, November 01, 2009

"U.S. Conservatives Attack UNESCO's Sex-Ed Guidelines"

Sex-education and self-awareness classes are held for young women and girls in the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi
Time magazine has published an article by Bruce Crumley (September 3, 2009) on the controversy that was created by a UNESCO publication suggesting guidelines for sexuality education in its member nations.
Any attempt to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies and slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV around the world has to be a good thing, right? That's what the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) thought. But now it finds itself under fire from American conservatives for proposing a new set of guidelines on sex education in schools as a means of helping young people avoid potentially dangerous sexual activity.

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