Almost 20% want all sex education books banned

Poll finds 18.9% of people think sex education books should not be allowed full stop.
By Elsa Baxter
Mon 29 Mar 2010 08:03 AM

Almost 20 percent of people who took part in the latest Arabian Business poll said they thought all sex education books should be banned.

A total of 18.9 percent of respondents to the online poll said they did not think sex education books should be allowed full stop.

The poll follows news that Wedad Lootah, an Emirati social worker, plans to write a series of three books on the subject of sex for kindergarten, junior school and high school pupils.

All her books will be based on Islamic teachings and follow her bestselling title ‘Top Secret: Principles and Etiquette of an Intimate Marital Relationship’, that was first published in Arabic last year and became an instant hit, selling more than 17,000 copies.

Some 47.5 percent of poll respondents said they thought youngsters at high school were the right age to start learning about sex.

While 19.9 percent of people said they thought sex education books could be written for younger children of kindergarten age if they were “not too grown up”.

However, 13.7 percent said they thought it was better for children to learn about the birds and the bees from a young age.

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