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.