Dr. Bandana Sharma, Dr. Pavika Lal, Dr. Pratima Verma, Dr. Garima Gupta and Dr. Shaifali Bharti
Background: Sexual health is considered to be a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity as defined by the WHO. Sex education can help adolescents navigate some of these challenges, arming them with education and information that builds respect for their bodies and others.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional, KAP study was conducted from October 2020 to October 2022 enrolling 1700 adolescent girls from urban and suburban areas of Kanpur. Data were collected using preformed questionnaire prepared in both Hindi and English language and used according to the familiarity of students.
Results: In our study girls residing in urban areas had good knowledge positive attitude ant right perception regarding sex education. 64.8% and 49.52% girls knew that sex education is helpful in preventing from HIV/STDs in urban and suburban areas respectively. 58.5% girls in suburban areas said that sex education is immoral. 48.82% girls in urban and 70.5% girls in suburban areas were used to feel shy while talking about sex education.
Conclusion: In present world only the half population have adequate understanding about sex education. This showed the importance of delivering sex education classes in adolescent kids on regular basis. Sex education should be merge in syllabus of all primary schools. Parents should need to be friendly with their children so that they can also teach their children at home about sex education.
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