India's Promotion of Sex Education to Reduce Spread of HIV Causing Debate, Reuters Reports
May 15, 2007
Recent attempts by the Indian government to promote sex education in schools have caused a "morality debate" between some educators who say that sex education will reduce the spread of HIV and "critics who fear it will corrupt young minds," Reuters reports. India's government wants the country's 29 states and seven federally administered regions to fight the spread of HIV by promoting knowledge about safer-sex practices, according to Reuters. Some health experts have said that if steps are not taken to fight the spread of the virus, the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country could increase from 5.7 million to more than 20 million by 2010, Reuters reports.
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