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Egypt MP calls sexual education to be taught in school

Egyptian women in Cairo protest against violence against women [EPA]
Egyptian women in Cairo protest against violence against women [EPA]

Egyptian MP Mona Mansour has called for adding sexual education to Egyptian students at schools, arguing this would help counter cases of sexual harassment against children, local media reported yesterday.

According to Almesryoon newspaper, Mansour said children who are exposed to sexual harassment suffer psychological disorders when they get older.

“This makes their behaviour unstable at school and outside schools,” she said, “therefore; sex education must be included in the syllabus.”

“Teaching sex to school students aims to make them aware of the limit of their bodies that others are allowed to touch in addition to other issues.”

She suggested that sex is taught to school students under the supervision of the religious institutions in the country.

Sexual education begins at home, she added, and continues at school.

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