The RH Bill
What is RH BILL?
From www.wikepedia.com The Reproductive Health bill, popularly known as the RH bill, is a Philippine bill aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. The bill has become the center of a contentious national debate. There are presently two bills with the same goals: House Bill No. 4244 or An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and For Other Purposes introduced by Albay 1st district Representative Edcel Lagman, and Senate Bill No. 2378 or the Reproductive Health Act introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.
Hmmm NICE! Actually I agree to this bill! For about 99% ! However I don’t agree on one part of it. Not the Family Planning or the use of Contraceptives. Its the Sex Education for students from Grade 5 – up!
That simply means most students from 11 years of age will have to learn how to do safe sex. I don’t agree on that age target.
They should raise the target age! 11 is not even a teen. So I guess 13 is a good number. :p
Why I dont agree on that age? It would trigger more curiosity. It would trigger kids to do it and try it. And if I was a parent, I would not agree to Schools teaching my kid how to use a condom at the age of 11?! I rather teach my kid to do that. Actually Sex education should always start from our home. Parents should be responsible enough to handle their kids.
I know whats the whole objective of this bill. And that is to put control on our poppulation. Less people means less on demands. Few of my friends said, that the age of 11 is fine because more kids do it by age of 12. They said young kids are engaging to sex at very young age. And that is why lets teach the kids to do it safe.
I DON’T AGREE! It’s not the kid’s fault! So why teach the kid? Most of the time, or shall I say kids who engage to sex at the very young age is because of few things, its either they’ve been taught to do it or they’ve seen how to do it.
Parents should be the one taught on proper education of their Kids. Governemnt should put control on the things being shown on TV. Telecommunication Companies and Internet providers should put control on the things popping out of the net.
You would say, kids can search the net for porn easily. My answer? WHY THE HELL DID THE PARENTS LET THEIR KIDS USE THE NET WITHOUT THEIR SUPERVISION? Or better get features like SAFE SURF to block all unwanted nasty stuff for your kids.
There are alot of things that should be done first before targeting the young ones. There are so many ways on how we can control our kids, our children, on what do they see and watch.
I DO AGREE TO RH BILL except the right age for sex education part of it.