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‘Sex education can curb crime against minors’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 12, 2018, 5:21 am IST
Updated : Jun 12, 2018, 5:21 am IST

Dr N. Kumar, department of psychiatry, AIIMS, feels minors should be given sex education in their development age.

Various academics and child rights’ activists have been pitching for bringing sex education in schools in the backdrop of several cases of sexual offences against minors across the country. (Photo: File/Representational)
 Various academics and child rights’ activists have been pitching for bringing sex education in schools in the backdrop of several cases of sexual offences against minors across the country. (Photo: File/Representational)

New Delhi: The inclusion of sex education in school’s curriculum will contribute to greater gender sensitisation and may help in curbing cases of sexual crimes against minors in the country, experts said.

Various academics and child rights’ activists have been pitching for bringing sex education in schools in the backdrop of several cases of sexual offences against minors across the country.

 

Puja Marwah, CEO, Child Rights and You (CRY), said “Knowledge of sexual abuse helps the child not only to identify the crime against them, but also to be able to report it and not think that they are at fault.”

Dr N. Kumar, department of psychiatry, AIIMS, feels minors should be given sex education in their development age.

“Sex education is a must, but with a modality. It will help in curbing incidents of sexual assualts on minors. It should be implemented for kids who are 10 years and above for that is the development age of a child,” he said. He said parents should also be active in educating their children as they grow physically and hormonally.”

 

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