The importance of delivery of sex education in a timely fashion to this significant demographic is emphasized by current statistics that show that almost one in every fifth person on the globe is an adolescent. 18% (1.2 billion) of world’s population in 2009, with 88% living in developing countries. India has the largest adolescent population (243 million with more than 50% of the adolescent population living in urban areas). These figures indicate the importance of specifically addressing the healthcare needs of this considerable demographic, particularly for the developing countries such as India.Recent literature suggests that at this time they are highly likely to experiment and engage in the types of risky behaviors that have the potential to influence the quality of health and probability of survival in both short- and long-term over their lifetime. Therefore, meeting the needs of such a vulnerable group and overcoming existing shortcomings in the delivery of tailored primary preventative measures would significantly improve the survival and general health conditions, nutritional status, and sexual and reproductive health of the future Indian adult population.This encompasses issues such as early pregnancy, unsafe abortions, STIs including HIV, and sexual abuse and violence.
Sex education is the responsibility of every parent and teacher. It is better for teens to get the right information from their parents rather than being misinformed from other sources like magazines, friends, and websites.A comprehensive sex education includes a broad range of topics referring to sexuality and sexual health. It contains information about body image, abstinence, contraception, gender, human reproduction, human anatomy, pregnancy, and safe sex. It involves sharing knowledge about birth control methods, sexual attitudes, sexual health and behavior, sexual orientation, sexual pleasure and sexually transmitted diseases.Sexuality is a significant part of one’s identity. Teens gain knowledge about sexuality from several other sources, which have more negative impact than positive. It is you, along with the school and other community-based organizations who can provide accurate sex education to your growing teen.