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After a survey finds that 10 percent of sexually active Chinese women in college experience an unwanted pregnancy, an expert warns schools about the gaps in sex education efforts

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hough sex education is part of high school programs in China, the curriculum is basic, and societal taboos on openly discussing sex complicate the effort to inform people about the risks of skipping birth control. In addition to highlighting the rate of unwanted pregnancies, the survey from the China Family Planning Association (CFPA) also noted that 20 percent of the sexually active students in the studied group had engaged in sex without protection.
6 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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