China sets up peer-driven sex education program for adolescents

10:47, May 29, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) has established a peer education body to educate young people about reproductive health.

"It is not an easy job to hold educational programs on reproductive health among the country's 300 million adolescents, though the relevant knowledge and skills are not very difficult," said Yang Yuchang, deputy director of the CFPA, on Friday.

The new body, known as the Adolescent Reproductive Health Peer Education Society, has proved to be an efficient way to inform the underage about sex by people with similar backgrounds, life experiences and interests, Yang said.

According to the official, the CFPA began studies on the issue in the 1980s, and it has trained a large number of volunteers who can help teach adolescents about reproductive health.

In 1998, the association began pilot research programs on the issue,and two years later an international education program called Adolescent Reproductive Health was launched in 14 provincial capitals and cities with provincial financial powers.

Currently, adolescent reproductive health programs are being extended from the big cities and developed areas to small towns, and rural and remote areas.

Reproduction education has also been carried out among youths who have left school, so the programs reach beyond the school campus, Yang said.

The CFPA has decided to adopt an educational structure that appeals to youths, such as music, song, dance and drama, in a nationwide performance tour with the theme "Youth, Health and Responsibility," according to the official.

Source: Xinhua
Wen Jiabao attends trilateral leaders' meeting of China,Japan and ROK
The Third China-U.S.Strategic and Economic Dialogue
  Weekly review  
May 20   World Economic Forum China office marks fifth anniversary
May 18   China, Pakistan joined in bonds of brotherhood
May 20   'Central axis' of Beijing applies for world cultural heritage
May 20   In pictures: Int'l 'Financial Security' symposium opens in Beijing
May 21   The week in pictures
May 16   Beijing aims for massive influx of overseas talent in 2011
May 16   Singapore election coverage shows Western arrogance
May 16   Chinese naval helicopter conducts target practice in Gulf of Aden
May 17   Strategies for harmony between militaries of China, US
May 17   Pakistani Prime Minister hails China as true friend


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Latvian president dissolves parliament
  • Chinese mainland senior officer visits Taiwan
  • Cote d'Ivoire returns to normal: UN
  • Worst drought hitting Dongting Lake
  • Chilean students develop solar vehicle EOLIAN 2
  • Endeavour astronauts complete final spacewalk
Hot Forum Dicussion