China’s lack of sex education is putting millions of young people at risk

By James Griffiths, Nanlin Fang and Serenitie Wang, CNN
Wed November 30, 2016

Lack of formal sex education is linked to a spike in HIV infections
New apps hope to fill the gap and promote safe sex

(CNN)When Xiao Niao was in high school, her teacher gathered all the girls in her class and told them if they were raped they should take the morning after pill.

That was the limit of her formal sex education. For millions of young Chinese people, it's more than they ever got.

As China marks World AIDS Day Thursday, the effects of that missing knowledge is more evident than ever, with growing numbers of HIV infections and staggeringly high abortion rates.

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