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Tanzania: Parents Urged To Be Involved In Sex Education

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Promoting comprehensive sex education in schools is crucial towards lessening chances of young people from pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.

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Even though some teachers in the country feel nervous or tentative in tackling sex subjects to their students, the topics remain crucial for children to understand them.

Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, said while parents and guardians should be the primary sex educators to their children, many parents may need support, resources and expertise from schools and other organisations to better accomplish this.

“It is obvious that teachers may feel overwhelmed about where to start or confused about what to teach and when to teach it, but let children know the value of their bodies and protect them,” she explained.

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