Malaysian schools to have sex education

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 17 (ANI): The Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (Ikim) has agreed with the Government's proposal to introduce sex education as a subject in schools.

Ikim director-general Datuk Nik Mustapha Nik Hassan said it would leave it to the Education Ministry and relevant agencies to study the contents of the subject and the experts to determine at what age it should be taught.

"Ikim definitely agrees to the proposal. But, sex education has to be defined and its contents must be determined," the Star Online quoted him as saying.

He said sex education could be one way to educate students and curb adultery and baby dumping but it should be taught effectively.

"It is better to educate rather than punish them after they've committed adultery and baby dumping. You have to educate them slowly," he said.

"For instance, if you educate a Year Six students about family institution, they will understand and it could minimise negative elements that can lead to such sins," he added.

Kuala Lumpur Hospital youth and children psychiatric specialist Dr Fauzi Ismail said sex education should be aimed at educating schoolchildren and youths to curb them from being involved in adultery rather than destroying their minds.

She also proposed that the sale of contraceptives, which were easily accessible, be monitored and religious scholars be more assertive in helping to address adultery and baby dumping. (ANI)

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