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Sex Education Conundrum

Both the opponents and the proponents of the Adolescence Education Programme (sex education) share the same ideological premise of sexual restraint as a national virtue.

T he union ministry of human resource development (MHRD), in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), has recently introduced the Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) or sex education for secondary and senior secondary school students in all state and central governmentrun schools across the country. The main aim of the AEP is to impart knowledge about HIV/AIDS to the senior students in classes IXXI and to promote awareness about safe-sex practices and sexually transmitted diseases.

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