Is sex education necessary in schools? Why?
Yes, sex education is necessary in schools because:
(i) At school level, children from age group 12 and above should be counselled about reproductive system, processes and practices and importance of safe and responsible sex.
(ii) They should know about sex-related issues and problems like adolescence changes, menstrual cycle, menstrual problems, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, reproductive tract infections, STDs and cancers.
(iii) They should know about body changes during their age and should be taught about healthy habits including personal cleanliness and hygiene.
(iv) Students should become a part of such education, system so that they overcome hesitation and gain confidence to discuss any query with their teachers or parents.
(v) Counselling and awareness regarding reproductive organs, safe and hygienic sexual practices will play an important role in making people reproductively healthy.