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Teenagers need sex education: Ahok

The Jakarta Post
Jakarta   ●   Thu, May 28, 2015

After footage of two underage children engaging in sexual intercourse went viral on the Internet recently, Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said that it was important that sex education be made available to teenagers.

Ahok said that sex education was needed to teach children about sexuality and reproductive health.

"There are some things that are confusing for parents to teach their children, and sex is one of them. Sex education is needed from a young age," Ahok told reporters at City Hall on Thursday.

However, he said it would be difficult to officially include sex education in the national curriculum as discussions on sex was considered taboo in Eastern countries. (hhr)