<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Sex education, once or however it should be educated. It has attracted a lot of debate over the years. Governments, lecturers and community groups all have contributed to the controversy.For Desi people, sex is still taboo and not mentioned openly. Although, there are some improvements in acknowledging that kids are engaging in sex before wedding.
With teenage pregnancy on the increase and sex being practiced much more than it ever was. The question of however culture affects sex education is a real one. In the UK, wherever generations of British Asians are referred to on the snapshot of India, Pakistan or Bangladesh of the time when grand-parents or parents left their land, sex education isn’t an easy subject to debate at home.
Sex Education In India:-
In the majority of cases, it’s ‘assumed’ that youngsters can determine regarding sex in some kind of natural progression in their life. And it’s a subject not requiring any kind of special recognition. Additionally, there are several Asian parents who aren’t comfortable with sex education being taught to their youngsters either at a young age or at all in schools, as a result of cultural and religious reasons.
But in an ever-changing world, wherever the internet is getting used as a major source of information and smartphones giving instant access. It’s likely that young generations are using it as a method of sex education, albeit secretly. The dangers of internet porn being a ‘sex educator’ are being realized, as more and more youth including British Asians. They use this medium to teach themselves regarding how sex is practiced.
Social Media Role:-
Social media also plays a big role in providing access to sexual information for teenagers. Many social networks like Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook all have content which contributes towards sexual awareness without any parental knowledge. Sexual decisions for teens are tougher than ever before. without parental information, young Asians are having sex. Some being pressured to do so by partners and others by peers. Not having the proper information about sexual practice will result in unwanted pregnancies, abortions and transmission of sexual diseases. For British Asians, living in a Western society, it’s important that vital information about sex is not forbidden due to cultural taboos, while still respecting parental decisions and values.
According to the WHO, sex education should be imparted on the children WHO are 12 years and higher than. It is estimated that 34 % of the HIV-infected persons are within the age group of 12 to 19.
However sex education is hardly an academic issue and it actually is a contentious topic. People have polarized opinions on how their teenagers behave sexually. Several parents feel they will use their own blueprint to teach their kids the way they feel is appropriate. They may not agree with the agenda of the state. And whereas they’ll have educational intentions, they’ll not be translating the appropriate messages.
Perhaps parents should have a say in whether they need their youngsters to get state-education on matters of a sexual nature.