Sex education in schools


Q.94. Should sex education form a part of school curriculum?

Ans. Yes, sex education should be provided in school from the time of onset of puberty so as to help a child to form proper attitude towards sex as well as prevent himself /herself from being sexually exploited. Sex education if required, may be taught as a part of family life education, adolescent education, sex hygiene or health education. law and Sex education should be imparted after due consideration of human sex  values and cultural  sexual morality of the society. The curriculum on sex education should be separate for boys and girls. The two genders should be conferred  sex knowledge about sex ethics from their own view-point as well as from the angle of approach of the other gender. Sexology should never be taught in a co-educational class. It should strictly be provided by a mature and happily married same gender teacher with all the pupils belonging to same gender. The theoretical preliminary sex education should preferably be imparted with a three years course from sixth to eighth class for girls and form eighth to tenth class fro boys. No further sex education is required at university level. The detailed sex education is required just prior to age of marriage which can be obtained by standard books on the subject. Various facts about sex can be added or deleted fro the school curriculum, of sex education according to the needs and values of time, place and situation.

Sexually transmitted diseases

Q.95.What are sexually transmitted diseases?

Ans. Sexually transmitted diseases are those infectious diseases that are acquired through the genital organs as a result of sexual indulgence. Venereal diseases are those sexually transmitted diseases that involve the genital organs like gonorrhoea, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, trichomoniasis, candidiasis, balanitis, vulvitis, condylomata acuminate, molluscum contagiosum, herpes simplex, herpes zoster and urethritis. There are some sexually transmitted non-venereal diseases like acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and hepatitis B (Serum hepatitis) which are transmitted to the sex partner during intercourse but do not involve the genital tract. Promiscuity is the main cause of the spread of sexually transmitted diseases both by heterosexual and homosexuality means. The treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is carried out with natural anti-microbial agents along with good diet and adequate rest. There is no special treatment of AIDS and serum hepatitis except to increase the body resistance. The real need is self discipline and fidelity which can prevent the acquisition of dreaded sexually transmitted diseases.