A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images
A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images
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‘China has a national sexual illiteracy’: the challenges in the way of developing sex education in the country

  • Demand for sex education is on the rise in China; however, deep-seated values could stand in the way of developing sex education despite a recent law change
  • Many families do not believe teenagers should date before university and believe that the father should be the decision maker in a household

Topic |   Education
A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images
A sex education counsellor teaches a class in Cixi, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Traditional social beliefs and values mean there is still a long way to go before Chinese students receive comprehensive sex education, despite a recent law change. Photo: Getty Images
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