First textbook on sex gets cold shoulder
( 2003-11-05 11:01) (people.com)
The first textbook on sex was
officially published on the Chinese mainland in April 2002, but it has been not
in use in schools so far.
Sex education among teenagers is still urgently needed, despite the large
amount of concern placed on the premarital sex activities of teenagers, said
People's Daily in an article published Nov. 3.
The latest survey by the China Teenage Development and Research Center was
quoted in the article, showing that about one-third of interviewed Chinese
middle school students have never received any sex education, while the majority
of those that had weren't satisfied with the quality of the textbook.
There are 327 million teenagers aged between 10 to 24 countrywide, and the
average age for Chinese teenagers reaching puberty is 12-13. Therefore, China
has 20 million teenagers reaching sexual maturity every