Ameya
Aug 1, 2017

Sex education: A vital part

4 comments

Often neglected but yet an important topic to be taken up in schools. In my opinion, sex education from an early stage alone can fight gender imbalances and stigmas as what matters is the practice and implementation of sex education policies.

ametepey.francis
Sep 15, 2017

I perfectly agree with your point but you know what? I think it should be done considering age appropriate information. In as much as Sex education is vital it also have it implications if not conveyed well to young people and children.

Ameya
Oct 31, 2017

Absolutely! But, I am not referring to sex education as only instructions for doing safe sex and understanding other sex and genders. Rather, educating about the myths surrounding sex, sex appeal, sexuality, genital mutilation. These can be started as soon as we hit puberty. And then we should move forward.

Mayank Karnani
Dec 5, 2017

I strongly agree to points made over here. In addition, it will also help in fighting the sexist ideology in certain sections and promote gender equality.

Ameya
Dec 5, 2017

Absolutely! This change in opinion can greatly improve gender condition in the developing world especially in India.

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