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Post time 2006-4-21 05:52:38 |Display all floors
I agree with gdcherry's choices which are reasonable.  The important thing is not so much as to when you receive your sex education but what sex education serves and whether it has been successful in achieving the goals it sets out to achieve.  

Sex education should serve for youths to understand changes in their body as they grow into adulthood.  It should NOT BE to encourage sex.  In fact, in sex education, there should be covered the important areas of RESPONSIBILITIES* AND CONSEQUENCES.

From the Chinese perspectives, our tradition and conservative attitude towards sex is and can be considered a good part of our sex education in terms of ATTITUDE towards and CONTAINING the undersirable consequences of promiscuity as when you compare the more outspoken, wilder, uncontrolled and equally ignorant (about sex despite its early education) youths from the West.


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Alright that Westerners were taught sex education at an early age.  But has it been a success?  Here's some statistics of the results of their (early) sex education-

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Facts About STD

65 million of people living in the US with STD

15 million of new STD cases each year

2/3 of all STD's accrues in people 25 yrs of age or younger

1 in 4 new STD's accrues in teenagers

cervical cancer in women is linked to HPV

doctors are required to report newly diagnosed cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and hepatitis B to state health departments and the CDC

1 in 4 Americans have genital herpes, 80% of those with herpes are unaware they have it

at least 1 in 4 Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives

15% of all infertile American women are infertile because of tubal damage caused by untreated STD

12% of all infertile American men are infertile because of inflammation of the testicles and sterility caused by untreated STD


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1/4 is a huge figure.  So what that the West starts their sex education early?  It does bring about more knowledge and open attitude towards sex.  But is that the purpose of sex education and HAS IT BEEN SUCCESSFUL in educating its childen about sex, its consequences and the responsibilities that they should understand?

I guess the failure in their sex education also explains why more western couples need to adopt children from the East as they can't bear their own. Ummm....


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Post time 2006-4-21 06:09:35 |Display all floors
Okay, here are some information and facts on STD ....

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a disease caused by a pathogen (e.g., virus, bacterium, parasite, fungus) that is spread from person to person primarily through sexual contact. STDs can be painful, irritating, debilitating, and life threatening. More than twenty sexually transmitted diseases have been identified.

Incidence and Prevalence

STDs occur most commonly in sexually active teenagers and young adults, especially those with multiple sex partners. An estimated 200 to 400 million people worldwide are infected—representing men and women of all economic classes.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the United States more than 13 million people are infected each year and more than 65 million have an incurable STD. Generally, STD incidence has declined in the United States over the past 15 years, although rates among certain populations, including men who have sex with men, have increased.

Characteristics

Most STDs cause relatively harmless disease, producing few or no symptoms. However, some produce persistent asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic disease (e.g., chlamydia). Some people carry the disease for days or weeks, while others carry the disease for longer periods, even for life. During this time, an infected individual, or carrier, can spread disease.

In persistent infection, the pathogen evades detection by the immune system and remains fairly inactive, causing no overt disease. This inactivity is called latency. However, certain triggers (e.g., stress, immune suppression, injury) can reactivate latent pathogens. In some cases, reactivated disease is asymptomatic (e.g., chlamydia); in others, overt (e.g., genital herpes); and in still others, severe and even fatal (e.g., HIV/AIDS).

Complications of STD infection include pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) in women, inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) and inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) in men, and fertility and reproductive system problems in both sexes.

Possible consequences to an infant infected while in the womb or during birth, include stillbirth, blindness, and permanent neurological damage.

A person infected with an STD is more likely to become infected with HIV, and a person infected with HIV and another STD is more likely to transmit HIV.


Treatment

Viral STDs, such as genital herpes (HSV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed with medication. Bacterial STDs, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be cured with antibiotics. Fungal (e.g., vaginal yeast infection) and parasitic (e.g., trichomoniasis) diseases can be cured with antifungal and antihelminthic agents, respectively. Early diagnosis and treatment increase the chances for cure.


Prevention

The only sure way to avoid becoming infected with an STD is monogamy with an uninfected partner. It is important for partners to discuss their sexual and STD history before having sex. Prevention is possible only if sexually active individuals understand STDs and how they are spread.



The BEST is to take your time, find the right partner and engage in sex only after, and within, marriage.


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Post time 2006-4-21 06:56:10 |Display all floors
Whampoa--I would hardly say Western sex ed classes encourage sex. They provide information on the possible consequences, and they tell how to have responsible sex. But no teacher ever says, "Hey kids, go out there and have sex now!" Smart school administrators realize that teenagers will continue to experiment with sex, and while they can't stop that, they can stop them from doing things like getting and spreading STDs or getting pregnant.

The problem comes with the abstinence-only sex ed classes, which have been a failure across the board, more or less. These classes warn students that having sex is dangerous, and rather than instructing them in proper safety methods, simply tell students they should wait until marriage. The problem is that many of these kids try sex anyway, and when they do, they're much less likely to use a condom or such, and thus they get more diseases and are more likely to get pregnant because they don't know how to be responsible.

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Post time 2006-4-21 07:12:51 |Display all floors

Reply #10 sockmonkey's post

Well, I guess it is either your education has not worked

or simply

your people could not learn.

I hope you are not proud that one-quarter of your people, USA population has contracted STDs.

Yes, openness (freedom, liberation, etc) are consequences contributing to the failure (not necessarily success) in your sex education.  See the flip side and not just always assume the one-sided view.

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Yup, Chinese should be careful in engaging sex with foreigners/westerners.  They are not like you .... remember, the Chinese college girl who contracted HIV?  Well, she admitted having a one-year affair with this foreign student.  If only she had known.


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Post time 2006-4-21 07:26:21 |Display all floors
The more "open" programs have more success than the conservative ones, though. Let's assume the following statement (without giving moral judgments): teenagers will experiment with sex and sexual acts. What would you rather have as the situation--the teenagers know how condoms work and what they can and cannot do, or the teenagers don't know about birth control at all and don't know what's safe and what isn't?

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Post time 2006-4-21 09:18:55 |Display all floors
Whampoo equates the West with America. But America is a theocracy, in which the upper priesthood, led by Bush, preaches abstaining from sex. The sex education in American schools, if at all existing, cannot compare to the sex education in Europe. I know there is not a single aspect left out from the sex education in my country, and it is also integrated in all of the education rather than treated as a single subject. Because sex is integrated into life.

Whampoo should also take a look at the STD infection rate in China. The many posters about 性病治疗 that are posted everywhere should give you an immediate estimate. And the fact that the many Chinese who go see the many prostitutes in China usually lack knowledge about sex (about 16% according to a Shanghai investigation), and that only 4% of them regularly use condoms (大扫黄:上海市嫖客调查, ISBN 7-80061-710-6/1.120), is an even better indicator that China is badly in need for a general and allencompassing sex education, starting at age 11 and reinforced until 15, after which the students should be theoretical masters of the subject.
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Post time 2006-4-21 09:19:12 |Display all floors
It seems rather a sex survey than a sex education, because it will not take any effect to younger who need the sex education. Through a proper an education, younger should be aware of how to do or what to do when the sex contact befall him/her.

It is really too later of sex education in university, even the teen years education has been realized in nowadays China, it is fact most of Chinese younger are lack of systemic sex education, along with deed that the acquired education is curt and raw to younger.

As I know, younger have to and tend to receive more sex information from the porn or blue movies, despite it is two-edged to mislead the receivers. This fact is the same with me, I am not willing to deny that my awareness of what’s about the sex was just gained from erotology, and it had been well for me to digest.

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