Essay On Sex Education

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I) INTRODUCTION: YOU HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED ABOVE DO NOT MENTION IT AGAIN Sexuality is an important part of life for all who live in the universe (Poroy, 2000; Sari, 2005; Dilmac, 2002; Toner, 1993).Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behavior, practices, roles and relationships. While sexuality can include all of these dimensions, not all of them are always experienced or expressed. Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, ethical,…show more content…
The mother has a natural opportunity of receiving and responding to the questions of children regarding sexuality and related issues. Thus extra efforts are not required on the part of the mother to impart sex education nor is it necessary for her to acquire technical knowledge on this issue. However, mother are not able to fulfil this responsibility effectively. This observation can be sustained through the results of the study by Sharma & Mahajan (2005) investigating the attitudes of parents of adolescents girls towards imparting Sex Education in Jammu which revealed that mothers were reluctant to discuss about sex education to their daughters as they found it uncomfortable to discuss these issues. In another study conducted by the World Health Organisation (a decade ago in Mumbai) examining the ‘Attitude of Mothers to Sex Education of Adolescent Girls’, in a Mumbai slum about a decade ago, found that mothers conveyed slightest information to adolescent daughter only explaining personal hygiene after they started menstruating and cautioning them not to “talk to boys” as they were now grown up. However no information was given to them about intercourse, conception and family planning measures. The mothers who participated in the study felt that the responsibility of imparting sex education to girls should be entrusted to doctors and
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