If we supported our daughters in gradually assimilating an understanding of their natural sexuality as they grow, they wouldn't need to identify with it primarily through superficial packaging like mini-dresses and perilously high heels.
Given how widespread HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns are, you'll be surprised to learn how little knowledge many people actually have about the diseases. It is not at all easy to teach people about them either.
Concerns about Slaughterhouse-Five, Speak, and Twenty Boy Summer highlight a deeper and more troubling belief -- that is, that young people should be prevented from exposure to anything that discusses sex and sexual activity in any way.
No doubt prenatal care, malnutrition, access to a hospital and skilled professionals could prevent most maternal deaths. But the squeamishness of talking about family planning -- in short sex -- is a no-no in many nations.