High teen STD cases prompt calls for better education 

Angie Tan

Authorities and civil society groups say sex education in the classrooms is about teaching children about sex but it does not dwell on protection from sexually transmitted diseases. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 16, 2023.

THE alarming statistic of teenagers infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has raised a red flag among the authorities and civil society groups.

From 2018 to 2022, a total of 913 teenagers in the country were infected with STDs.

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