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Title:
WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION?: THE CHALLENGES OF IMPARTING SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN INDIA

Authors:
Prithvi Singh

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Prithvi Singh
The Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, India

MLA 8
Singh, Prithvi. "WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION?: THE CHALLENGES OF IMPARTING SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 5454-5463, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=380. Accessed Oct. 2018.
APA
Singh, P. (2018, October). WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION?: THE CHALLENGES OF IMPARTING SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(10), 5454-5463. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=380
Chicago
Singh, Prithvi. "WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION?: THE CHALLENGES OF IMPARTING SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 10 (October 2018), 5454-5463. Accessed October, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=380.

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Abstract:
This paper deals with the scenario of sex education in India. The social and political orthodoxy on several levels has make it difficult for the state machinery to actively impart sex education to adolescents. However, educating the teenage demographic on reproductive health has strong links with promoting awareness about sexual well-being and gender violence. The paper begins with the history of sexual health education in relation to state policies. Subsequently, it makes a case for the possibilities it provides in increasing health standards across multiple demographics and simultaneously spreading awareness about larger issues of gender violence and disparity. The next section surveys prevailing government policies on sex education, its presence, priorities and its blind spots. Then, the paper reviews the work of the NGO sector in broadening access to reproductive health education and their areas of specialisation. Finally, the paper contains policy recommendations regarding the proper formulation and implementation of sex education in India for adolescents and low income households in rural regions.