China Should Use Resources To Provide ‘Proper’ Sex Education, Expand Access To Family Planning Services

Bloomberg View: China Needs to Talk About Sex
Adam Minter, writer and author

“…The need [to provide family planning services in China] is dire. Over 70 percent of Chinese say they’ve had premarital sex. Yet almost none receive proper sex education or access to family planning services and counseling. HIV infections among students aged 15 and above are growing rapidly, and abortion has become the contraceptive of first resort for many Chinese couples. … China’s family planning issues are hardly exclusive to traditional couples, and universally available services would have broad, positive public health consequences. Long derided for interfering in its citizens’ reproductive lives, the regime at least has the resources and personnel available to provide such services. It’s time to try” (11/4).