“I found a contraceptive in my middle school daughter’s pocket… What should I do?”

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湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 황수미 기자] “I found a contraceptive in my daughter’s clothes pocket. It still looks like a baby to me…”

Recently, an online community posted a post asking for advice, claiming that she found a condom, contraceptive pill and test in her clothes pocket while cleaning her middle school daughter’s room.

A, who introduced herself as a housewife in her early 40s raising a daughter in her second year of middle school, said, “I haven’t used it yet.”

Mr. A said, “I still follow my mom and sister well in baths and jjimjilbang, and she has a lot of aegyo, but in my eyes she is just a baby, but she was so afraid that I couldn’t even say a word.” Then he asked for advice, saying, “It’s frustrating how to deal with this.”

Netizens who came across the story advised a cautious response.

One netizen said, “You should never question me like I’m scolding you.” “I found a test machine while organizing my clothes, but ask if you bought it because you have something to use.” Another netizen commented, “I agree with condoms, but there is a problem with the test coming out.” “You have to teach them to cherish their bodies and not do irresponsible actions.”

Meanwhile, according to the ’14th (2018) Adolescent Health Behavior Survey Statistics’ conducted by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 60,40 adolescents in 2018, the average age of sexual intercourse was found to be 13.6 years old. Adolescents who answered that they had had sexual intercourse accounted for 5.7% (3422 people) of the total.

The problem is the low contraceptive practice rate. Among them, only 59.3% of them practiced contraception.

According to the ‘Actual Abortion Survey’ published by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, adolescents answered that they did not use contraception either because ‘they did not prepare a contraceptive device’ (49.2%) or ‘the other party did not want it’ (33.1%).

As the age of sexual intercourse decreases, the importance of sex education for adolescents is increasing. However, like Mr. A, there are still many cases where they have vague difficulties about the timing and method of their children’s sex education.

Reporter Hwang Su-mi [email protected]

Source: 아시아경제신문 실시간 속보 by www.asiae.co.kr.

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