Christian churches support distribution of free condoms in schools

Christian churches support distribution of free condoms in schools

In a surprising move, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines have shown support for the DOH's initiative to distribute free condoms in schools.

The NCCP, or National Council of Churches in the Philippines has shown support towards the Department of Health's ongoing crusade to reduce the alarmingly high number of HIV cases here in the Philippines.

"We support the provision of condoms in school"

In a statement on their website, the NCCP has said that "one of the major reasons for the spike in number (of HIV cases in the Philippines) is the result of condomless sexual activity and ill-informed minds on sex and sexuality."

Given that it is a fast growing epidemic, a comprehensive response of access to prevention, treatment care and support is necessary to bring HIV under control."

They add, "We support the provision of condoms in schools within the framework of the effective implementation of a comprehensive and age appropriate sex and sexuality education."

This statement goes starkly against the long-withstanding statements from the CBCP that they do not support any form of artificial contraception.

The NCCP is comprised of various Christian Churches in the Philippines, which include the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Lutheran Church in the Philippines, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, and the United Methodist Church, just to name a few.

Why is sex education important?

It might seem weird, and even awkward for parents, but talking to your kids about sex, even at a young age, is very important in order for them to feel less confused whenever they hear people talking about sex. Plus, it also helps keep an air of openness in the family.

It's also a good way to not just talk to your kids about sex, but to also instill family values in them. It's better that they learn about these things from their parents, rather than hear about it from a friend, or read about it on the internet.

A good way to go about it would be to discuss it using medical terms, and avoid using euphemisms that might confuse your kids. The main thing here is to be honest, factual, and mature when it comes to sex education.

Source: nccphilippines.org, aboutkidshealth.ca

READ: DepEd says: “No condom distribution in schools”

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