Brazilian Family Minister Says Sexual Abstinence Should be Discussed in Schools

In an interview with BBC News Brasil, the Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, Damares Alves, also discussed abortion and praised a program by Dilma Rousseff.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, Damares Alves, declared that she would like sexual abstinence to be addressed in schools.

In an interview with BBC News Brasil, Damares said that addressing the issue could prevent HIV infection among youths as well as early pregnancy.

Along the same lines, the minister complained about being called a "crazy minister".

"I would like abstinence also to be a method to be discussed in the classroom. I would very much like to discuss this with youths," she said in the interview and added . . .

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