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NSW: Sex book aimed at children - report

04 May 2009 1:51 AM

SYDNEY, May 4 AAP - A book which explains how gay parents have children and includes in-depth descriptions of sex is being aimed at children as young as two.

The book, Where Did I Really Come From?, is being advertised as part of the Learn To Include (LTI) program supported by the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

LTI bills itself as an Australian non-profit organisation that publishes inclusive children's books featuring diverse families, including families with same-sex parents.

The marketing material for the book says it is suitable to be read to two-year-olds.

The new edition of the book, first published in 1992, "includes simple age appropriate descriptions of sexual intercourse, donor insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation and Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer, as well as pregnancy, birth, adoption, surrogacy, and same-sex parented families".

It's author, Narelle Wickham, has defended it as a mainstream publication.

"It is just trying to normalise to children that there are many ways to conceive a child," she told the newspaper.

A spokesman for the Attorney-General was unable to confirm if the book had been funded by the state government.