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As part of a nationwide initiative, sex education will be provided to Thai students as part of a program to reduce the number of teenage mothers.
The program, following the Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act to be enforced next month, aims to provide both teachers and students with sex education and pregnancy rights.
The Act also aims to ensure that every female student has equal rights to study whether they are pregnant or not.
According to the Ministry of Education’s Permanent Secretary Kamchorn Tatiyakawee, teen mothers futures must not be restricted or defined by pregnancy.
He believes schools in Thailand must come to the understanding that pregnant girls cannot be pushed out of school or prevented from re-entering after they have had a baby. Reportedly, this has happened regularly in the past.
To bring about this change, sex education specialists, with instruction from the Ministry of Education, will be providing school administrators and teachers with lessons in sex education, reported Bangkok Post.
They will, in turn, teach the students.
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