RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro's government has included a new front in policies to prevent early pregnancy and safe sex among adolescents: sexual abstinence.
The ministries of Women, Family and Human Rights (MDH) and Health have developed policies to encourage youths to stop having sex, an initiative considered controversial and ineffective by scholars on the subject.
The MDH, led by Minister Damares Alves, began to prepare public events to promote sexual abstinence, under the pretext of discussing initiatives aimed at preventing teen pregnancy.
In an event on early pregnancy held in December in an auditorium of the . . .