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Why Sex Education Needs to Be Based on Science Not Religion

Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

04-Mar-21 15:00

Why Sex Education Needs to Be Based on Science Not Religion

Recently, the government launched DidikTV, an educational channel for students in primary and secondary school to keep up with their syllabuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This, in concept, is great. 

However, there was a video that went viral recently, in which a Science teacher was mocked for her English proficiency. But people were too busy complaining about a SCIENCE teacher’s English standard, that many missed the bigger issue. The teacher, while conducting her class on the human reproductive system started by saying, “A male and a female adult will need to get married before having a child.”

Now, is that statement problematic? 

Joining us on the show today to discuss the clip as well as sex education in Malaysia is Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW).

 

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Produced by: Dashran Yohan, Teo Xing Yu

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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