A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

By Kenzaburō Ōe

Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is across the world acclaimed as probably the most vital and influential post-World conflict II writers, recognized for his robust bills of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his personal fight to return to phrases with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his "poetic strength [that] creates an imagined global the place existence and fantasy condense to shape a disconcerting photograph of the human main issue today."

His most well-liked booklet, a private topic is the tale of fowl, a annoyed highbrow in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered whilst his spouse supplies beginning to a brain-damaged baby.

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Setting The McMaster Teen Program was a school-based program, and students met in co-educational groups of six to ten. Goals The program was intended to delay first sex and prevent pregnancy by improving problem-solving skills and encouraging responsible decision-making about sex. Type of Intervention “Tutors” (session leaders) led small groups in activities focused on adolescent sexuality. Main Messages Teens were encouraged to take responsibility for decisions regarding sex. g. to show respect for their partner).

The program had no impact on timing of sexual initiation among males. In addition, females in the program were more likely to have used contraception at most recent sex than females in the control group. Males in the program had higher knowledge levels and more positive attitudes about postponing childbearing then males in the control group. However, the weak experimental evaluation of this program limits the ability to generalize its results. The PSI two-day training series cost $500 plus travel, hotel, and meal expenses for the trainer.

The remaining five sites served teens of all ages. ■ Site 1—A family planning clinic in rural south central Texas serving primarily a low-income, minority Population (84 percent Latino, 10 percent African American, 6 percent white) aged 13–19. The program was linked to a summer work-study program. ■ 36 Site 2—An urban high school in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Program participants were low- to middle-income ninth ■ Site 3—An urban middle school in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

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