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Sex and love compulsory college course

(China Daily)

08:39, September 15, 2011

Two college students show a drawing symbolizing their love on Aug 6 in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. A psychological course, including sex and love, will be compulsory for university students starting this September.[Photo/China Daily]

BEIJING - A psychological course, including sex and love, will be compulsory for university students starting this September, according to the Ministry of Education.

The ministry asked universities nationwide to develop a compulsory mental health course for students in all grades in June this year, a senior official of the ministry, who did not want to be identified, told China Daily on Wednesday.

"Such college courses have been developed for several years in fact, but they have been mainly optional courses," he said.

"The reason why the ministry decided to make the courses compulsory was that most university students are advised to seek help or seek psychological guidance because of the heavy pressure on them," he said.

The new compulsory course consists of seven parts, he said. Besides the sections about sex and love, it also involves other psychological problems such as how to deal with pressure and frustrations in life and studying.

Gao Chang, 18, a medical science freshman at Peking University, said such courses are very popular among new students.

"The psychological courses in our school, which introduce some sex and procreation knowledge are popular, but they have been optional up till now," she said.

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Gerard at 2011-09-17112.233.82.*
Agreed. Let the children know about this in Middle school. It better they learn this at an early age in life as that is the age when their bodies are changing and they are wondering why. We do not want our children learning the wrong things from the internet. Lets face it. Kids are curious...

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