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June 25, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(26):2044-2045. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680520034019

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Sex Education in Girls' High Schools  Under the auspices of the People's Marriage Guidance Society, the principals of girls' high schools of Tokyo recently met in an informal conference to discuss how the students should be instructed in sex matters and how the problem of marriage and eugenics can be dealt with in schools. In the meeting, Dr. K. Miyake, well known medical expert and director of the society, touched on the scientific side of the question. He urged that both parents and teachers possess themselves of accurate and wide knowledge regarding sex matters in order that many tragedies of marriage may be avoided. The following conclusions were reached: The society should compile textbooks containing ideas on eugenics; teachers must obtain scientific knowledge of sex; sex education must be taught in connection with ethics, domestic science, and physiology and hygiene; a course in the outlines of natural history must be

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