Abstract or Introduction
One of the much-debated topics today is whether sex education is necessary? Considering the lack of a responsible approach towards sex among the youngsters, problems like, early pregnancies, abortions, STI, psychosexual issues, loss of families or social respect etc. are on an increase.
In USA alone over half a million teenage girls become pregnant every year out of which 78% of the pregnancies are unplanned. Sexually active teens with multiple partners are more prone to acquire a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and unwanted pregnancies.
It is widely believed that providing teenagers with information about pregnancy, birth control and prevention of STI is crucial, and that formal sex education is an appropriate vehicle for providing that information.
The question that arises is whether sex education is necessary, if it is then why people are not getting it? So that they can make an informed choice about whether they will have sex? and whether they will use contraception?
- Quote paper
- Shoab Ahmad (Author), 2010, Sex Education in India. Why deny it when we know we need it?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/323700