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  • OPINION

    Sex curriculum on right track but room to improve

    News, Published on 26/06/2019

    » Thailand first introduced a sex-education curriculum four decades ago. Since then, concepts of sexuality education have continued to evolve, reflecting a much more expansive understanding of students' well-being, not just in terms of sexual and reproductive health, particularly the central role that gender plays in their understanding of themselves and the world around them, but also their social and emotional welfare.

  • OPINION

    Sex education is a youngster's right

    News, Published on 25/05/2012

    » When five out of every 100 girls aged 15-19 in a country say they have been pregnant at one point in their lives, you probably want to sit up and listen. And then you want to do more. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon did.

  • OPINION

    Better safe than sorry

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Dating websites and applications have profoundly changed the way couples meet and interact. Traditionally, we were more likely to date people who lived in the same community or shared the same interests, or people linked to our group of friends.

  • OPINION

    Tradition vs progress fight is hotting up

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 09/05/2017

    » In Thailand, the tussle between a state-imposed return to authoritarian conservatism and efforts, no matter how feeble, to embrace progressiveness, have manifested in a new fault line that could trigger yet another round of turmoil.

  • OPINION

    Many remain vulnerable to threat of HIV

    News, Steve Kraus, Published on 01/12/2016

    » On World Aids Day, Asia and the Pacific can celebrate immense achievements. Some 2.1 million people now have access to lifesaving medicines -- more than ever before. This means that mothers living with HIV like Anya from a small fishing village in central Thailand can watch their children grow into resilient adults. And Thuya has the hearty strength to sell flowers and support his family in Yangon, Myanmar.

  • OPINION

    Women's rights depend on tackling social stigmas

    News, Yoriko Yasukawa, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Childhood was tough for Patty, a Thai teenage girl. After years of abuse at the hands of her father, desperation drove her into the arms of a much older man when she was just 13. A year later Patty, who is now 18, was pregnant, resulting in yet more violence against her, this time from her boyfriend. Patty fled again, and was forced to quit school. For the next two years, she moved between her abusive father, boyfriend and state-run shelters -- eventually settling at the Emergency Home for young mothers in Bangkok, run by Thailand's Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women.

  • OPINION

    Zika highlights the plight of women

    News, Published on 22/02/2016

    » Mosquitoes know no boundaries, and neither does fear. As public-health experts grapple with the Zika virus, panic continues to spread around the world. Yet the crisis has brought to light two important truths.

  • OPINION

    Militarism is at the root of our problems

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 09/09/2015

    » After Sunday's draft charter veto, there have been growing calls for the "good" elements in the Borwornsak edition to be preserved in the new draft.

  • OPINION

    Don't punish at-risk girls

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/08/2015

    » Measures to prevent teen pregnancy should not punish the girls at risk. But the draft bill by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is doing just that. 

  • OPINION

    Facts about condoms

    News, Published on 31/01/2015

    » Facts and proven practices should prevail over outdated attitudes and unfounded fears in a long overdue plan to install condom vending machines in schools.

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