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Students demanding sex education in American Samoa

Students demanding sex education in American Samoa

Updated 25 April 2014, 7:41 AEST

Sex education in American Samoa is an issue that is generally "still swept under the rug", largely in the face of objections from parents.

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But specialists say sex education is a vital part of the health curriculum, and should be taught in a culturally sensitive manner.

The issue is back in the news after the UN Population Fund raised its concerns over teen pregnancy rates in the Pacific which are among the world's highest.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Marilyn Pavitt-Anesi, Family Planning manager, LBJ Medical Centre, American Samoa

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