Task Force to submit report on sex education by October end

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) The controversial issue of sex education in schools would be sorted out soon as a Task Force would submit its report on the issue shortly following which the government would take a final decision.

National AIDS Control Organisation Director General Sujatha Rao, who heads the Task Force, emphasised that sex education was crucial for preventing spread of HIV/AIDS among youngsters and said the Task Force would submit its report to the government by the end of this month.

At present experts from various fields, including doctors, psychologists, educators were going through the various aspects of the issue to make sex education more acceptable to all, she said.

The report once submitted would be considered by the ministries of Health and Human Resource Development and by December or January the ministers of both the department would meet and take a final decision.

Ms Rao said the objective of sex education was to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS infection and the Task Force felt that the message could be conveyed even without being very explicit.

She said uproar on the issue of sex eduction happened among politicians at various places as many people were not comfortable with the education material meant for teachers only.

''It appears there are a lot of inhibitions among people and society is not yet ready for very explicit sex education messages,'' she pointed out and said the Task Force would try to tackle the issue sensitively.


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