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'Family planning adviser' claims contraception causes 'sex addiction'

A ‘family planning’ adviser to the Polish government has claimed contraception can lead to ‘sex addiction’ and make people more likely to cheat.

Professor Urszula Dudziak from the Catholic University of Lublin, who was appointed to advise on sex education classes in schools, branded contraception ‘wicked’.

Her comments, which came to light after Polish media published parts of a 2014 speech called ‘Know the Truth About Contraception’, have attracted criticism.

The academic’s appointment has also raised concerns over the sex education taking place in Polish schools.

A 'family planning' adviser to the Polish government has claimed contraception can lead to 'sex addiction' and make people more likely to cheat

A ‘family planning’ adviser to the Polish government has claimed contraception can lead to ‘sex addiction’ and make people more likely to cheat

‘People protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy risk serious consequences such as hedonism, sex addiction, a sense of shame and a tendency to betray,’ Professor Dudziak said.

‘Using contraception is wicked. That is why we need to educate about love.’

She also claimed that using contraception was a ‘sign of immaturity’.

Her comments, made at a 2014 conference called ‘The Great Defenders of Life’, have sparked a debate in Poland.

Professor Urszula Dudziak from the Catholic University of Lublin, who was appointed to advise on sex education classes in schools, branded contraception 'wicked'

Professor Urszula Dudziak from the Catholic University of Lublin, who was appointed to advise on sex education classes in schools, branded contraception ‘wicked’

Some fear the conservative government, which has strong links with the Catholic Church, will place even less emphasis on family planning courses.

Alexandra Jozefowska, a sex-education specialist, raised concerns about the government’s choice of an adviser who has ‘hostile’ views on safe sex.

‘Most schools already skip contraception [classes],’ the expert told The Telegraph.

‘The choice of somebody known for her hostile views on contraception will increase the tendency of schools to avoid providing pupils with proper knowledge about this.’

In 2015, the Polish government reversed a decision to offer explicit sex education into schools after opposition from parents.

Source: dailymail

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