PHILIPPINES - Manila launches sex education in primary schools. Bishops critical [AN]

With the new school year, the government and UN will launch the “reproductive health” program in 80 primary schools even for children s young as 11 and 12. Bishop Qitorio "The Church believes that sex education of children is the responsibility of parents and not schools, and if it should be taught to students, then it should begin with a high-school level.

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DepEd explains sex education plan
By Ina Hernando-Malipot

Sex education is not all about making love.

This clarification was made by the Department of Education (DepEd) last Friday after drawing strong opposition from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) against the plan to teach sex education to elementary pupils and high school students when classes start on June 15.

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