‘Love problems’ highlighted at sex-education seminar

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“Love problems” took center stage as the Pattaya Public Health Department organized a World AIDS Day sex-education seminar for students from Pattaya schools 4 and 7.

Manaswin “Tik Shiro” Nanthasaen provided the motivational speech while Dr. Somsak Lhorwattanapongsa from Pattaya Hospital got into the biology of love. Both spoke about the dangers of teenage and premarital sexual activity.

Manaswin “Tik Shiro” Nanthasaen entertains the students, giving a motivational speech at the World AIDS Day sex-education seminar for students from Pattaya schools 4 and 7.Manaswin “Tik Shiro” Nanthasaen entertains the students, giving a motivational speech at the World AIDS Day sex-education seminar for students from Pattaya schools 4 and 7.

Mana Yaprakhan, president of the Pattaya Cultural Council, spoke about the cultural implications while Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome talked about the responsibility youths have in the community.

Manaswin spoke about dating, changing partners, breaking up and its effects on youths’ lifestyles. Mana, meanwhile, talked about how international values affect Thai traditions.

Somsak, a gynecologist, listed the adverse effects on health from having sex before teens are fully mature and how best to prevent pregnancy and disease.

Finally a student representative encouraged classmates to realize the importance and problems of having a love affair before the appropriate time.

Itthiphol noted AIDS is still the major problem for the country that all sectors must collaborate to prevent and solve. Hence the seminar was organized as part of the city’s observe of the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day.