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Position paper The Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines The Reproductive Health bills, or RH Bill, are Philippine

bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its key proposal that the Philippine government and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as condoms, birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers.. Senate Bill No. 2378 or An Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. Statement of the Problem Although the government passes this bill, the RH bill the fact that they still maintain that overpopulation because of supposed high birth rates remains a problem. If they are teaching safe sex and distributing contraceptives, why are abortion cases still supposedly high from unintended pregnancies? Statement of Position Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill), the government wants this bill to be legal in order to control our population here in our country. The issue * Should we teach sex education to grade V, VI and High School student? Facts On issue.) Should we teach sex education to grade V, VI and High School student? Sex ED should be taught in school but not just abstinence because that is why teens are having babies because they were never taught how to use protection. On top of that they are getting STD's because they are being taught abstinence. Now i just graduated in 2009 and still have high school fresh in my mind, and i had most of my friends with babies and i have no children but i was on that road as a teen. Actually children think it is ok to have babies. That is where there is a problem. If Adults would get off their butts and get a clue there would be less babies with babies. You can teach children abstinence but also give them an alternative. For those who already have had sex teach them for males how to put on a condom and females to use birth control and to make the guy put that condom on. That is the safest way to have sex if that is your chose because abstinence is NOT working Despite the name, Sex-Ed is not about education. It's about moral guidance or indoctrination depending on the material and your viewpoint. At one extreme is abstinence-only ,

is deeply saddened and extremely concerned of the decision of the Department of Education (DepEd) to integrate in our primary and secondary educational system a course on sex education. We also appreciate the fact that in the said campaign. It makes sex and sexuality. But. All education is an activity which is essentially public. May we hope for the people in power to do their best that it will not add problem in our country. we acknowledge their effort to implement a measure to stop the spread of STIs and STDs and to lower down teen pregnancy rates in the country. Pro-life Philippines Foundation.and what I view as the much farther extreme. we tell them in effect that it is all right to have sex thus they gain a false assurance in a situation where they themselves should not be trying out at an early age. Sex education doesn’t belong in schools to begin with. A clear example would be the instruction on contraceptives. . a novel academic campaign featuring videos and sessions encouraging the use of contraceptives and showing situations involving decision-making over committing sexual intercourse is being pilot tested in less than 30 public schools nationwide among students as young as 11. and those individuals and entities with whom they choose to share it. implementing sex education could actually send the wrong signals to our children. the teaching of sex cannot be accomplished in the classroom without violating that privacy and intimacy. This responsibility ultimately belongs to parents. Add up to that. If we include sex education in our teaching in elementary and secondary it might be appropriate but not so exaggerated. implementing the reproductive health bill is not the cure for the poverty happening in our country. which are by their very nature private and intimate. But then again. From what we read. Inc." Neither belongs in our public schools. public and open. Prayer Sex education should be legal to control the population growth in our country. the rest of their efforts need careful scrutiny and adamant criticism. but because matters of sex are private and intimate (and pertain fundamentally to the family). "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings is promoting the virtues of "fisting" to 14 year-olds and handing out "fisting kits. abstinence and delaying sexual intercourse are well-stressed. If we teach children to use condoms. In fairness to DepEd.