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Indian State Rejects Introduction of Sex Education in Schools

April 2, 2007

Maharashtra is considered India's richest state and is home to Mumbai, the financial and entertainment center of the nation. However, the state's government is refusing to take part in a federal government initiative that seeks to introduce sex education to schools across India. The state has also banned books that teach teachers how to present sex education, according to a report in the Indian Express newspaper. The new instructional material, prepared by the Central Board of Secondary Education, encourages teachers to say aloud the names of the organs in the reproductive system. Arundhati Chavan, Chairperson of the Parent-Teacher Association United Forum, said there is no need to go into such explicit details.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
03.31.07


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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