Comments on: Do we need sex-education in schools? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Raghav http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-10200 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:35:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-10200 A very recent short online nationwide survey on the new education policy where board exams for class 10th being abolished by CBSE Board, which is still in progress, by a leading Indian market research agency Impetus Research reveal following results:Check this out !!1. Do you think this would help the education system in this country?Yes : 34%No : 65%2. Should Class X CBSE examination be made optional?Yes : 27%No : 73%3. What is the single most important objective behind introducing this reform?Publicity Stunt : 20%Cost Cutting : 10%Reduce / Destress Student : 18%Ensuring every one is atleast 10th Pass : 42%Dont Know/ Cant Say : 05%Other reasons : 05%This survey is still on and those who intend to participate can participate using following link :http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=W 50CCMFBpyofXgJC5aTrzQ_3d_3d

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By: Deepa http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6826 Tue, 12 May 2009 08:32:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6826 Have u seen LIVETUTOR its amazing. Its about online teaching through videophone.

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By: Balendu Priyadarshan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6822 Tue, 12 May 2009 05:07:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6822 Dear Mr. Tripathi,What you tried to argue is a fact omnipresent everywhere in India. We must remember that we are a society which even treats Sex and Sex Education as a Taboo. To some extent, it is not be rejected at once. But we must see our ancient scriptures and monuments which depicts sexual life in a very ornamental ways. We need a balanced approach in this regard. We need not to copy the Western influence as well as be more than a progressive on this issue.Important is this that we need a proper guidance by the teachers of Psychological background and also a forward step by the family.ThanksBalendu Priyadarshan

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By: Diane http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6668 Wed, 06 May 2009 15:29:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6668 When I was in college, I had a roommate who graduated from a catholic school in New Jersey. One night she came home from a date, and asked me “Can I get pregnant if I have my underpants on?”That answers this question for me.

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By: Tanushree http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6662 Wed, 06 May 2009 07:00:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6662 Let me first get this straight. Sex Ed is NOT JUST about teaching people, in this case, school kids, how to have safe sex. Having safe sex, and protecting oneself from sexually transmitted diseases and avoiding teenage pregnancy is just one part of it. The whole idea of imparting sex-ed is to teach children about the biology and physiology of their own bodies. The aim is to make children become aware of their own body parts and to become comfortable and not conscious about it.If young girls, and even boys, are given sex-ed, which, in turn prevents them from, say, being molested, then it truly serves the purpose. It’s not only about sexual intercourse and private parts. It’s also about being able to foresee what repercussions their actions, case in point, unsafe sex, and others’ actions, case in point, molestion/rape, will have.I was a biology student myself, and thankfully, our teacher went to the extent of explaining how exactly, unsafe sex might lead to pregnancy. None of us went red, well maybe some. But the point is, that, that one chapter might help us adults somewhere in our lives in making some important choices!My mother never shied away from my queries. Neither will I, irrespective of whether it’s my daughter asking, or son. I will not reprimand him and ask him to question his father. I would rather teach her the important aspects of sex, than deal with a teenage pregnant daughter!!Maybe we need more ‘mature’ teachers, who can explain to students how exactly the human body works. We surely need politicians who understand that sex-ed teachers are not teaching students how to have sex, or for that matter, telling the students that it’s okay to have sex, as long as you do it safely. Why need moral police when something as basic as this can prevent STDs, AIDS, even rape! Abstinence is NOT the key word here. It surely doesn’t explain how a nation would have a population of 1 billion..

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By: Tanushree http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6661 Wed, 06 May 2009 06:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6661 Let me first get this straight. Sex Ed is NOT JUST about teaching people, in this case, school kids, how to have safe sex. Having safe sex, and protecting oneself from sexually transmitted diseases and avoiding teenage pregnancy is just one part of it. The whole idea of imparting sex-ed is to teach children about the biology and physiology of their own bodies. The aim is to make children become aware of their own body parts and to become comfortable and not conscious about it.If young girls, and even boys, are given sex-ed, which, in turn prevents them from, say, being molested, then it truly serves the purpose. It’s not only about sexual intercourse and private parts. It’s also about being able to foresee what repercussions their actions, case in point, unsafe sex, and others’ actions, case in point, molestion/rape, will have.I was a biology student myself, and thankfully, our teacher went to the extent of explaining how exactly, unsafe sex might lead to pregnancy. None of us went red, well maybe some. But the point is, that, that one chapter might help us adults somewhere in our lives in making some important choices!My mother never shied away from my queries. Neither will I, irrespective of whether it’s my daughter asking, or son. I will not reprimand him and ask him to question his father. I would rather teach her the important aspects of sex, than deal with a teenage pregnant daughter!!Maybe we need more ‘mature’ teachers, who can explain to students how exactly the human body works. We surely need politicians who understand that sex-ed teachers are not teaching students how to have sex, or for that matter, telling the students that it’s okay to have sex, as long as you do it safely. Why need moral police when something as basic as this can prevent STDs, AIDS, even rape! Abstinence is NOT the key word here. It surely doesn’t explain how a nation would have a population of 1 billion..

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By: DeltaB http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6642 Tue, 05 May 2009 16:36:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6642 John in Australia,You mention “most populous nation” in relation to India. This is incorrect, China has the largest population.Second, I’m surprised you think overpopulation is such a problem, given that you live in Australia. India has a population of 1,147 Million, with a landmass of 3.2 Million Km2. Australia has a population of only 21.7 Million and a landmass of 7.6 Million Km2. Australia is twice as big as India, but has a population only about 2% of India’s.Yeah, overpopulation is rampant in the outback of Australia.DeltaB

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By: john kyriazis http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6623 Tue, 05 May 2009 02:40:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6623 HiI am a teacher from Australia. i am doing a project with the class. We are trying to map the extent and quality of sex education around the world, since no such resource exists. i found your blog opinions most interesting. Over population is a big problem around the world, checked only by war and disease. Its important that some form of sex education be developed now, in the world’s most populous nation.

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By: AL http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6607 Mon, 04 May 2009 14:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6607 I am of Indian origin, and have lived in the USA for more than 25 years. Here children are given a careful explanation of sex in the 5th grade when they are between 10 and 11 years old. The girls are taken to a room and instructed by women teachers, and the men by men teachers. Both sets of instructors are trained to present the material in a non-provocative way and the parents are informed by letter well in advance. All of this is considered an essential part of education and every discussion is treated seriously. In modern society, children mature sexually around that age and failure to instruct them, or to actively create an incentive to explore by suppressing the information, is likely to be very costly for them. Yet it is not a guarantee of any sort. India, the land of Khajuraho, Kama Sutra, and the temples in Madurai, was not prudish about sex in the past. Treated responsibly as in those times, sex was holy; it becomes pornography when concealed and debased by the wink-and-nod and nice-people-don’t-need-to-know-this attitude.

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By: Kanika sharma http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/do-we-need-sex-education-in-schools/comment-page-1/#comment-6602 Mon, 04 May 2009 12:31:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1029#comment-6602 well,i completley agreed wotever has written above. evn i went thru the same phase where in school my biology teacher skipped the chapter intelligently. and we all guys left dissapointed.At that stage we din’t relaise the importance of that chpter rather that knowledge but later i relaised it. Its very importnatto impart Sex eductaion in scholl level only. so that once kids get out of the school they would take their ’ own call’ rather letting other to take the call on their decision.

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