Thursday, January 18, 2018

FPA: Sex education needed in schools*

T&T marks World AIDS Day

FREE TESTING: North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) representative Yaasfca Bowen, left, attends to a member of the public during the free HIV, blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol testing on the Brian Lara Promenade in commemoration of World Aids Day on Friday. —Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY


“YOUNG children are having sex, and even if you are under 18, you should be accessing responsible sex education in the schools. We cannot bury our heads in the sand.”  President of the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) Prof Rose-Marie Belle Antoine made this comment at FPATT’s media Breakfast Talk Shop “Talking The Taboo on World AIDS Day,” at De Living Room, Henry Street, Port of Spain, on Friday.  Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO-TRT) consultant, family health and disease, Izola Garcia, also said sex education was important for young people who don’t consider their potential for exposure and their vulnerability.

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