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Malaysia Gives Green Light for Sex Education

December 21, 2006

Under new plans approved by Malaysia's cabinet, the conservative, Muslim-majority nation will introduce its first-ever sex education program in schools. The program will address youths from age four through young adulthood and will include topics including homosexuality, masturbation, rape and HIV/AIDS. The move signals a major shift in Malaysia, where sex remains a taboo topic.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
12.21.2006


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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