Well, this is NOT a surprise. Wonder what the Planned Population Federation Korea tells young Korean women. Yes, you read that correctly Population not PARENTHOOD. Planned POPULATION Federation Korea helping keep the population levels DOWN for years, now have shifted their campaigns to INCREASE the birthrate.
Notice their websites Slogans under “About Us-History of PPFK”.
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Now they are doing many good services however every city, school district, schools have different programs and methods of educating children on such matters. It is up to the discretion of principals what to provide for their students. Some of my students who were in Private Religious schools actually saw videos on the various stages of the Human Embryo but most schools do not deem it necessary.
Years ago in late 1998 I saw the PC Room below an Hagwon (Institute) that I was teaching at. I noticed a group of junior high boys crowded around a monitor and looking at a porn site. I was surprised to learn that there were no programs to prevent them from looking at the free porn. Studies have shown and personal stories from my own students suggest that addiction to pornography with the advent of the Internet compared to soaring Sexual Crimes committed by teens against even Elementary aged children started soon after the widespread explosion of high speed networks in Korea. Another dirty little secret that teen pregnancy rates have shot up like a rocket over the last 15 years.
It is all related to the issues of This Thing of Ours-Adoption because the number of Unwed Mothers giving birth in 2010 will most definitively go up with the current crackdown on “illegal abortions”. The government is trying to raise the birthrate of the country, but what they have caused is the price of abortion to triple in small clinics and times 6 for major hospitals. Women are going to China where they may have greater risks to their own health. Bad idea to raise the number of babies born. I predict the number of BABIES LEFT OVER will exceed the DEMAND from Korean families.
Supply and Demand, ugly way to look at it but this is reality, in the land of the morning calm. BLOOD DOES MATTER, and adoption is 97% SECRETLY DONE because of the SHAME of not producing children.
Coming soon, The Korean War Baby with time on his hands (few students) will soon be hitting the streets with his harmonica, Shure Green Bullet microphone, PIGNOSE battery operated Amplifier. Wife told him to get out there and make some money so she can shop online. Seriously, I will be visiting some of the various homes, orphanages, mother’s homes to photograph and write stories of the hard working people who do their best to take care of the thousands of children LEFT BEHIND.