Scouts To Be Imparted Sex Education To Curb Rising STD's

by VR Sreeraman on  April 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM Lifestyle News
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British scouts launched sex education classes in a bid to help tackle the country's high rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

The Scout Association is adding learning about the birds and the bees to its more traditional activities such as camping, canoeing and climbing.
 Scouts To Be Imparted Sex Education To Curb Rising STD's
Scouts To Be Imparted Sex Education To Curb Rising STD's

The programme, for scouts aged 14-18, is designed to encourage young people to learn about relationships and sexual health "with their peers and trusted adults," said the group.

Called "My Body, My Choice", it includes a range of activities such as a "condom quiz" and a "sexually transmitted infections" card game.

The "fluid exchange game" uses plastic cups and food colouring to demonstrate how quickly fluid and infection can spread.

Britain is the sick man of Europe when it comes to sexual health, with the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies, according to official figures.

"We want to help young people become confident, clued up and aware," said Bear Grylls, chief scout and presenter of TV adventure shows.

"We only get one body, so respect it and people will respect you."

The association said that scout groups will be given material for the course but insisted that individual scout leaders can choose whether or not to run the programme.

Source: AFP

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ennairam_23 Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sexual education is a must. It's good that they added this to the scout's curriculum.

juliarix Monday, April 11, 2011

If you have been recently diagnosed with STD, you may be upset and confused and think your sex life is over. However, it's not the end of the world, and it's not the end of your social life. You are not alone! Check positive-single. com. Many cities in the US and around the world have herpes/HIV/HPV social and support groups that you can join to meet others who are in the same situation.

caringstd66 Saturday, April 9, 2011

Great news.We should care more about sexual health. CDC reports that Over 70 million people are living with STDs in the U.S. and the members on the largest STD support site STDdatings has reached 600,000. If you're living with herpes,HPV,HIV/AIDS, can try it out and find someone understand you.

hellokittyuuuu Saturday, April 9, 2011

With the progress of the society and the development of the technology,there appears various dieases.Since it has been a fact,we should cherish what we own now.

jiejie Saturday, April 9, 2011

I have HIV and I am an engineer who works for the largest STD dating site. I have to tell you a secret, you can choose not to believe me. But the truth is that that site has more than 1,880,000 members and about 80% members are good looking in my estimation.
Unfortunately, HIV rates soar worldwide and most people with HIV don't even know that they have them. The government should grant more money for HIV education to lower the rates of HIV transmission.

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