NZ MPs want Pacific focus on sex education
Pacific governments are being asked to prioritise education on sexual and reproductive health. New Zealand’s Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development is making the call on today’s World Population Day, which has the theme ‘Investing in Teenage Girls.’
The chair of the cross party body, National MP Barbara Kuriger, said parts of the Pacific have some of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world.
She says while there is better access to knowledge of reproductive health in the region much more needs to be done, especially if all Pacific countries are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. RNZI