Sex education in schools will curb early pregnancies, Molo MP says


Sex education in schools will curb early pregnancies, Molo MP says

In Summary

  • The MP while speaking in an exclusive interview in Nakuru town, he said that times have changed and it is high time that sex education be included in curriculum.
  • With the new technology in place, even young school children have learnt a lot and therefore, should be assisted on matters of Sex education by introducing the same in curriculum and thus this will help address vices such early pregnancies and high rate of HIV infections among youths.
  • Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki recently featured on various news sources expressing concerns over the high number (over 40%) of new infections among young people aged between 15-24 years.

Molo MP Francis Kimani Kuria has slammed those opposed to the introduction of sex education in schools.

Speaking in Nakuru town during an interview, he said times have changed and it is high time that sex education is included in the curriculum.

“With the new technology in place, even young school children have learnt a lot and therefore, should be assisted on matters of sex education by introducing the same in curriculum,” he said.

“This will help address vices such early pregnancies and high rate of HIV infections among youths,” he added.

The legislator has also hit out at religious organisations for what he termed as failure to shape the society.

According Kuria, the churches are focusing so much on tithes and other issues and neglecting the vices affecting youths.

The debate on whether to introduce sex education in both primary and secondary school fizzled into thin air.

Echoes of the proposals were heard three years ago during the launch of the National Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policy (ASPRH) 2015.

Nominated Senator Judith Achieng Sijeny had in 2014 presented the Reproductive Health Care Bill.

It sought to have adolescents be given unhindered access to comprehensive sexual education and confidential services.

However, the Bill was suffocated by Senate as they claimed it was an attempt to ‘spoil children’.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki recently featured on various news sources expressing concerns over the high number (over 40percent) of new infections among young people aged between 15-24 years.

 

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