Reasons for introducing sex education to school-going children are as follows:
i. This helps in giving correct information related to sex-related aspects and also helps protects children from myths and misconceptions related to sex-related issues.
ii. This helps in creating awareness related to various reproduction-related aspects, which thereby helps them in leading a healthy reproductive life in future. That is by providing information on reproductive organs, adolescence-related changes like menstrual cycles, menstrual problems, etc
iii. By educating children about the available birth control options, pregnancy, post-natal care of the mother and child, importance of breastfeeding, gender equality, would allow the younger generation to be educated and aware of sexual weelbeing.
iv. Educating children of age group 12 and above about safe and hygienic sexual practices ensures safeguard against STDs.
v. This helps in creating awareness of problems due to population explosion, social evils like sex-abuse and sex-related crimes.
vi. Children should know about the body changes during certain age and they should know about healthy habits including personal cleanliness and hygiene.
vii. Children should be given such education so that they overcome hesitation and gain confidence to discuss any doubts or problems with their parents or teachers.
viii. This type of education also helps in children to lead a healthy reproductive life in future.
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