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In China, sexuality is often a hidden topic. But it will be a little less so, thanks to the use of a simple apron in reproductive health classes like this one. Using an apron illustrated with a woman’s internal organs, doctors like Fang Jing teach poor, often illiterate women farmers how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Working through the Yunnan Reproductive Health Research Association, a nongovernmental organization, Jing travels the countryside, spending a day or two in a village, where women leave the rice paddies to learn about their bodies and offer their input on health policy. “When I talk to my daughter about sexual health, I want her to think about this subject the same way she thinks about her arm or leg,” says Jing, “it is not something to fear or dislike.”

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