What is Sex Education?

Sex education helps people gain the information, skills and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of sex education, reaching 1.2 million people a year. Facts About Comprehensive Sex Education Sex education is high quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex […]

Continue Reading

Sex, studies or strife? What to integrate in adolescent health services

Abstract If health services for adolescents are to be successfully integrated into the existing health care system, they will need to reach out to meet the needs that adolescents themselves perceive as salient. This paper describes a study aiming to elicit the needs of adolescents in higher secondary schools in Goa, India, in 1999-2000. The […]

Continue Reading

Study of knowledge, perception and attitude of adolescent girls towards STIs/HIV, safer sex and sex education

Background: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), including HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) mainly affects sexually active young people. Young adults aged 15-29 years, account for 32% of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) cases reported in India and the number of young women living with HIV/AIDS is twice that of young men. The aim of the study was to evaluate […]

Continue Reading

Adolescent sex education in India: Current perspectives

Sex education is defined as a broad program that aims to build a strong foundation for lifelong sexual health by acquiring information and attitudes, beliefs and values about one’s identity, relationships, and intimacy. Sexual health is considered to be a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality and not merely […]

Continue Reading