Outrage in Indonesia over survey on genitalia given to schoolchildren
BANDA ACEH (AFP) - Indonesia's Education Ministry on Thursday strongly criticised officials in a small town in Aceh province for asking children to assess the size of their private parts in a graphic school survey.
The health questionnaire, distributed to 11- and 12-year-olds on Tuesday at a school in the town of Sabang, contained pictures of genitalia and also asked whether students had experienced erotic dreams.
Ms Nurlina said her 12-year-old son was asked to complete the survey, which showed images of both male and female private parts "from the smallest to the biggest, then asked the students which one most looks like theirs".
"That's just indecent," said the 40-year-old, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that she stopped her son from filling in the form and made a complaint to the school.