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Sex Education

Babies do not come from rubbish dumps, Chinese sex education video says

A series of animated sex education videos have impressed Chinese audiences with their quirky methods of communicating the facts of life.

Friday, 8 November, 2013, 9:01am 2 comments

How to talk to your kids about sex

I recently joined a good friend and her 18-year-old son for Sunday brunch. In the middle of the meal, her son began telling us about a girl he'd met. "We're sleeping together," he announced. We all stopped eating. His mother wriggled uncomfortably in her seat. The chopsticks fell out of my hand.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Hong Kong should focus on sex education as a matter of good health

The public is up in arms about mainland mothers giving birth here, but is largely oblivious to a flood of young Hong Kong women and girls travelling across the border for the termination of unwanted pregnancies in substandard conditions.

11 Dec 2012 - 1:50am

CCTV sex education programme sparks controversy

A controversial state television programme promoting sexual education for children as young as kindergarten age has spurred a heated debate about how far mainlanders should go to shed their shyness about sex.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am 3 comments

Sex therapist Marty Klein urges schools to discuss intercourse

Accurate knowledge about sex and an open dialogue on the topic promotes contraception use and stops young people experiencing intercourse too early, an American sex therapist and educator says.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, November 3, 2012

Differentiating legal and illegal trade

I refer to your editorial ("Make ivory the new shark's fin", October 24). The proposition that Hong Kong should regard any use of elephant ivory and shark fins as equally shameful, in order to better serve conservation interests, is in need of clarification.

3 Nov 2012 - 2:45am 1 comment

Growing acceptance of the need for sex education at mainland schools

Chen Shasha still remembers the distress she felt as a young girl when she asked her parents where she came from. The reply she received was one that many mainland children have heard for generations: they found her in a rubbish bin.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:06am

Hong Kong's schools need much better sex education

I am writing in response to the editorial ("Wiser solution to teen pregnancy", October 4).

The editorial suggested that teen pregnancy does not seem to be a big problem in Hong Kong and stated that the census figures show that there were only 166 births to women under 18 in 2010.

18 Oct 2012 - 2:29am

Letters to the Editor, October 10, 2012

Government corruption not only Chinese

As a Chinese person, I find Jason Wordie’s article (“Hong Kong’s greedy officials are only playing to type”, October 4) deeply offensive.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:09am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, September 06, 2012

Critics of new subject are so intolerant

We are hearing a lot of talk about brainwashing by the new moral and national education syllabus. But who is doing the brainwashing? Do those small children who attend demonstrations really understand what they are protesting about, or are they being brainwashed by politicians, some teachers or even some parents?

6 Sep 2012 - 1:22am 7 comments