Should Sex Education Be Taught In Schools?

Should Sex Education Be Taught In Schools?

Should Sex Education Be Taught In Schools?

The debate on providing sex education in schools in India continues for long. Sex education is an act of informing school children about everything that they need to know about sex. Not just sex, this education encompasses other sensitive issues like sexuality, reproduction system in male and female and also sexual health. This education also provides knowledge to the students on related issues that parents generally are hesitant to talk about with their kids. This is why teaching sex education at school level is considered the only resort by some group of people. On the other hand, some people are totally against this concept, and they state that this education will spoil the young minds to a great extent. The supporting groups state that this type of education will make kids aware and in turn will avoid unwanted pregnancies and STDs.

Pros and Cons of Sex Education in Schools:

With these things stated about sex education, it is now important to analyse the pros and cons of this education. To arrive at a decision, it becomes important to evaluate the pros and cons. Let us get into this list here:

Benefits of Sex Education:

  • This education will make classes gender-exclusive. This, in turn, will save embarrassments among children and will teach them only what they should know on the basis of their gender.

  • When this education is properly provided to children, it will turn out to be the regular and ongoing human anatomy knowledge. They will also understand the biology associated with human life, and they will also understand the tests and grading that will help them towards their graduation.

  • As against street slangs used for sexually transmitted diseases and contraception birth, teachers can help kids learn the right terms

  • Children will be able to get out of the misconceptions associated with lovemaking. For instance, most of them believe that one cannot get pregnant after sexual intercourse for the first time.

  • Studies show that many teenagers become sexually active before they actually provided this education. But, to make them responsible or to prevent them from these practices, sex education becomes important.

  • Proper education will help in the prevention of sexual problems in adulthood.

So, for these reasons, the importance of sex education in schools is highly emphasised by a group of people.

Cons of Sex Education:

  • It can be a subject that causes embarrassment in some children, while it can also lead to excitement in some. Both these things can lead to uncontrolled classrooms if students make comments or laugh.

  • Most schools provide sex education books that give just a brief interlude and so children cannot relate to the serious material.

  • Mostly teaching sex education in schools is considered a recreational course and not a serious issue.

  • Often, this education can be against religious or moral beliefs of a family. Most schools generally teach how to abstain only and not how to have sex safely. In addition, sex after marriage is strictly followed as a religious and cultural practice.

  • Teachers are generally not provided adequate training on how to educate children in this regard. So, they might teach based on their own beliefs, rather than focusing on the facts. This, in turn, can provide a wrong guidance to children.

  • The attitude of parents, religious leaders and educators in the community can make the subject-matter vary from one state to another, and there cannot be uniformity.

Conclusion:

There are always talks for and against sex education in schools and it should be the decision of education authorities after evaluating the pros and cons.

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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hii, My child is studying in primary school of Bhiwani, now he want to give Navodaya exam, Is there any reservation procedure followed by the government for admission to JNVs?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Yes, a minimum of 75% of the selection of students should be done from rural areas, while an utmost 25% of seats should be filled by students from urban areas, Also, 33% of the total seats are reserved for girls, if your child is studying in good school of Bhiwani, can clear the exam.
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Saharsa, plz let me know To which board are Navodaya schools affiliated to and do all states have NVs in India, also suggest good cbse schools here?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
These schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education,CBSE NV schools have branches all over India except in the state of Tamil Nadu, find some good schools in Saharsa- Kendriya Vidyalaya ; Shanti Mission Academy ; Eklavya Central School ; Buddha PUC. School
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0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, my son is pursuing class 5th from Mirzapur, he want to prepare for JNVs, What is the pattern of Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hello, good to that your child is studying from Mirzapur, For admission to the class VI, the test will have questions under three sections namely mental ability, arithmetic and language, Weightage is 50%, 25%, and 25% respectively for each of these sections.The time allowed is 60 minutes, 30 minutes, and 30 minutes respectively for each section.
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, My child is studying in primary school of Parbhani, now he want to give Navodaya exam, Is there any reservation procedure followed by the government for admission to JNVs?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
Yes, a minimum of 75% of the selection of students should be done from rural areas, while an utmost 25% of seats should be filled by students from urban areas, Also, 33% of the total seats are reserved for girls, if your child is studying in good school of Parbhani, can clear the exam.
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0 # Nishith Older than three months
Hello I am from Thiruvananthapuram, can you plz tell me What is the admission procedure in Navodaya Vidyalayas for different classes?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Admission to all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) is done based on merit secured by applicants in the entrance test called as JNVST, other good schools in Thiruvananthapuram are - Sarvodaya Vidyalaya ; Chinmaya Vidyalaya ; Seventh Day Adventist High School ; St Thomas Central School
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Hii, I am from Haridwar, plz let me know To which board are Navodaya schools affiliated to and do all states have NVs in India, also suggest good cbse schools here?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
These schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education,CBSE NV schools have branches all over India except in the state of Tamil Nadu, find some good schools in Haridwar- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya ; Holy Cross School ; Dav Centenary Public School ; Police Modern School
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hii, my son is pursuing class 5th from Cochin, he want to prepare for JNVs, What is the pattern of Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello, good to that your child is studying from Cochin, For admission to the class VI, the test will have questions under three sections namely mental ability, arithmetic and language, Weightage is 50%, 25%, and 25% respectively for each of these sections.The time allowed is 60 minutes, 30 minutes, and 30 minutes respectively for each section.
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Muthuramalingam, plz tell me What is lateral entry admission in Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya schools?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Muthuramalingam, With a view to making the best use of the infrastructure and facilities available in these schools, the Samiti has been filling up the vacant seats in class IX and XI through an All India Level Selection Test, the district-wise details of vacant seats are notified through local newspapers for which candidates can apply.
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Kannur, plz tell me What is lateral entry admission in Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya schools?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Kannur, With a view to making the best use of the infrastructure and facilities available in these schools, the Samiti has been filling up the vacant seats in class IX and XI through an All India Level Selection Test, the district-wise details of vacant seats are notified through local newspapers for which candidates can apply.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Is JNVST conducted in the English language alone or other state languages, also suggest good play schools in Bareilly for my younger kid?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
The test is conducted in 21 languages in total and they are Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi (Arabic), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Sindhi (Devanagri), find good play schools- Childrens Beanstalk Public School ; Sanskaar Kids Kingdom ; V.K Educational Academy
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