Plenty of people rely on shows like NBC’s Parenthood for examples of modern family conflict resolution, but while they make light of kids with Asperger’s syndrome and runaway daughters, they often fail to deal with one of the most controversial and difficult topics in parenting: sex. Especially safe sex.
But according to an article from grist.org, an organization called the Population Media Center has been working on some pretty successful ways of using daytime dramas, like the 2006/2007 Brazilian telenovela, Paginas da Vida (Pages of Life; below), to educate populations on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and population control. The group mostly works with local teams in third world countries to create soap operas and radio shows that deal with family planning like the one below, but do you think the U.S. could use a little more sex ed in its soap operas? Tell us what you think in the comments section, below.