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IN Lifestyle ON 27 Oct, 2016
In 2007, sex education was made an important part of the course curriculum in schools of India. It is very necessary to provide sex education to teens in a country like India where talking about sex with children is considered unacceptable.
Recently, the Human Resource Development Ministry of India declared to ban the use of word 'sex' from syllabus in schools. Read on!
Source: The Telegraph
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As parents are not comfortable talking about sex with kids, the schools in India must come forward to address this issue.
The expert panel demanded to ban the use of sex and its derivatives from the course curriculum in schools.
The original draft submitted in May 2016 mentioned the word 'Sexual' twice. Now, the section on sex education will be condensed to just a sentence.
There is only one reference about sex education in the policy: "The Adolescent Education Programme and National Population Education Programme need to be extended to all schools as early as possible."
But the change was made as the word 'Sex' might offend some people. Really!
Thus, it would be better to provide proper sex education in schools of India.
Instead of considering sex education as a taboo subject, it's time to discuss openly about it.
So, it makes no sense to step backwards instead of dealing with this controversial subject.
According to 2009 report by Rajya Sabha committee, senior BJP politician Venkaiah Naidu prohibited the depiction of genital areas and condoms in books.
But ministry officials protested against it. A source explained, "They said that words like 'sex' or 'sexual' could not be allowed and the section had to be condensed into just one sentence."
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