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Sex education in Malaysia has long been a divisive subject in Malaysia.

With our multicultural and religious society, the topic is often treated as taboo and brushed under the carpet.

However, this has created some problematic consequences. For instance, a research paper by the Faculty of Medicine in University of Malaya (UM) found that there is a lack of sexual and reproductive health information which lead to risky sexual and reproductive behaviour among Malayisans – such as unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

A 2019 study on sex in Malaysia by Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS) also found that our men learned about sex and contraception primarily through media and porn.

To tackle this growing problem, there’s a petition for better sex education for Malaysian adults!

The Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia (FRHAM) and Durex Malaysia are joining hands to hopefully bring the FIRSTcomprehensive sexuality education programme (CSE) for young Malaysian adults.

Called “Sex.Edu for Me & You!”, the programme covers core topics such as pregnancy and contraceptives, STI prevention and sexual attitudes in a truthful and non-judgemental manner.

What’s interesting is that the programme is targeting young Malaysian adults (aged 18 and above) who missed out on having comprehensive sex education in school.

If the petition gets at least 100,000 signatures, this sexual education programme will be launched in early 2020.

You can show your support by signing the petition HERE.


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(The Question of Sex in Malaysia: Part 1)
(MALAYSIAN YOUTH SEXUALITY: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES)

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