Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Repurcussions or Repercussions

This is just one of those effects of the proposed RH Bill, which is not dead, but on hold until the next Congress -- or as many believe, will be fought in the local government level through the successes of RH laws in Quezon City and Davao City:

Planned Parenthood Pushes Intensive Sex Education for Kids as Young as 10

Sexuality is still contentious for many religious institutions. Fundamentalist and other religious groups — the Catholic Church and madrasas (Islamic Schools) for example — have imposed tremendous barriers that prevent young people, particularly, from obtaining information and services related to sex and reproduction. Currently, many religious teachings deny the pleasurable and positive aspects of sex." the report states.

Click here to read the report.

The report demands that children 10 and older be given a "comprehensive sexuality education" by governments, aid organizations and other groups, and that young people should be seen as "sexual beings."

"Young people have the right to be informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services," Bert Koenders, the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, wrote in the foreword to the report. It was his organization that helped fund the report.

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