Sex education urged for female migrant workers
[ 2007-03-12 17:01 ]
Mo Wenxiu, vice presidents of the All-China
Sex education shall be conducted to young women
from rural areas working in cities, said Mo Wenxiu, vice president of the
All-China Women's Federation.
Many women, working in cities far from home, are young and lonely, thus
they are eager to fall into a relationship, Mo said.
Under such circumstances, they may have emotional troubles and have sex
easily with someone. As a result, they have to suffer pregnancy and
abortion and are badly hurt both physically and mentally, Mo said.
"We should help them know themselves better and live a good life," said
the vice president, noting that some young female migrant workers have low
awareness of their own health.
According to Mo, the federation is engaged in legislation to ensure the
legal protection of female workers' rights. "Relevant legal articles shall
be written into pamphlets distributed to these women," she said.
Meanwhile, a hotline numbered 12338 has been opened to female migrant
China has about 120 million migrant workers. A survey by the State
Ministry of Agriculture showed that about 30 percent of them are