Ubial defends DOH's sex education program


Posted at Jan 19 2017 11:36 PM

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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial goes on the defensive after plans to distribute condoms in schools drew criticism.

Ubial says the Department of Health is in the process of piloting the distribution of condoms in school to the vulnerable 15-24 age group.

But conservative groups criticize the move, saying condom distribution is an ineffective solution which will also encourage promiscuity.

Filipinos for Life chairman Michael Mapa said instead of giving out condoms, the government should instead focus on encouraging attitudes that would help prevent risky behavior.

--ANC News Now 19 January 2017