Myth: The formal sex education is used by the government as a tool to control the country’s population.

Fact: India is a democratic country and people in this country are allowed to take their own decisions. Through formal sex education, people are able to access about the health information about the reproductive system and sexual activities, by which they will be facilitated to take own decisions about the size of their family. One of the major intent of the comprehensive sex education is to curtail unwanted teen pregnancies and to prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Of course, increasing population of the country is definitely a challenge for the country. The sex education program might indirectly help in curtailing the population through reduction of unwanted teen pregnancies, but not an intentional act of the government.

Myth: Sex education program completely focuses and teaches on how to conduct sex to the adolescents and younger generation.

Fact: Yes, the comprehensive sex education teaches about the act of sex is carried out, but this is only half-truth. The curriculum also includes about the consequences of having unsafe sex and the need of adopting safe sex methods. Moreover, the comprehensive sex education is about providing a learning platform to the audience according to their age and development. Hence, only for those children, who are in their teens will be given the knowledge of safe sex. Several researches have proved that the formal sex education has delayed the sexual initiation of the young people. And, when they initiated it, they were able to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancies and the spread of STIs.

See Also: Myth: Comprehensive Sex Education encourages the youth to get involved in sex.

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