The MP went on to say that...
"The answer to ending our constant struggle with the incredibly high rate of teenage sexual activity and underage pregnancies lies in teaching our girls and boys about the option of abstinence, the ability to 'just say no' as part of their compulsory sex education," she said.
"Peer pressure is a key contributor to early sexual activity in our country. Society is focused on sex.
"Teaching a child at the age of seven to apply a condom on a banana is almost saying, 'Now go and try this for yourself'.
"Girls are taught to have safe sex, but not how to say no to a boyfriend who insists on sexual relations."
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Rebecca Visser responded to the article on the Family Edge site saying ...
Kudos to this MP. Young people do respond to positive messages about their sexuality - messages that actually expect them to rise up to difficult challenges that in the end will help them. We do teens a disservice when we think they are not capable of controlling themselves. The current sex education models basically treat them as if they are animals. If we truly believe teens are better off not having sex when they are young, then we need to teach them how to avoid having sex, to control their hormones, to be in healthy relationships, and to stand up to pressure.