sexThere is a recommendation today from the family planning association of Trinidad and Tobago that sexual education should be made part of the national school curriculum from as early as pre-school.

Speaking on the power breakfast morning show this morning, FPA representative, Dr Jacqueline Sharpe said the earlier children are exposed to such education, the more they will benefit later on in life.

She said the school must play a major part in this process.

Dr Jacqueline Sharpe

FPA representative, Dr Jacqueline Sharpe

Dr Sharpe said another reason for the recommendation is to assist parents who most times, do not know how to handle discussions about sex with their children.

Dr Sharpe said research has shown that most young people become sexually active between the ages of 13 and 15.