Saint Lucian official defends sex education

An official of the Saint Lucia Planned Parenthood Association has defended sex education among secondary school students, in the face of criticism that it could encourage them to become sexually active.

The association’s Programme Manager, Geralda Bray, was responding to questions posed to her in an interview with the Times.

“I have been working in this organization for over ten years and we have officers working in secondary schools around the Island and we have never encouraged young people to be sexually active or to engage in sex,” Bray told the Times.

“Our positon has always been that school children should wait,” the Saint Lucia Planned Parenthood official explained.

However she noted that young people who are already sexually active need information to protect themselves.

Bray disclosed that the association gives general information on safe sex practices, sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent infection.

She told the Times that ‘credible’ research has shown that having information about sex does not increase sexual activity.

Bray asserted that in a society where incest is prevalent, sexually explicit material is readily available and some parents encourage their children to engage in sex for financial gain, there is need to equip youngsters with information to make wise choices and to know what their sexual rights are.


  1. Anonymous
    March 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Can someone give me an idea what sex education is all about. I did the reproductive organs at school and we all knew how they work.

  2. Anonymous
    March 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    If teachers are teaching the kids that they should protect themself …an having sex to young gonna get them pregent what’s wrong in that lord knows y’all mothers out there are not teaching them

    1. Anonymous
      March 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      I know parents who are afraid to talk to their children about sex, so if the schools are doing it, then I see nothing wrong with it. Do we really want television to show them?

  3. 666
    March 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Sex education is a necessity in today’s world. Educated ppl do not have many kids, cause they understand that $100÷5=20, and 100÷2=50. Poverty is a disease!

  4. Anonymous
    March 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Yes it is; I am tired of the young children today making children and canot take care of them and on the other hand they want toblame society for their mistakes ; sorry go to shool learn the golden rules

  5. Lolipop
    March 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm


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