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Indah Setiawati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, December 19 2013


Regina Tantri Tionaomi is among the many Jakarta teenagers who have never been taught about sexual and reproductive health. The 12th grader in senior high school SMA 106 in East Jakarta said she and her peers usually found the answers by themselves to their questions about pregnancy and secondary sexual characteristics.


“A friend shared her anxiety over her small breasts and that she was too ashamed to talk about it with her parents. Others were curious whether someone could really get pregnant through unsafe sexual intercourse,” she told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.


Regina, a member of the Independent Youth Alliance (ARI), said they could barely find sufficient information on the Internet which often directed them to porn sites.

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