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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.53 (6) (Nov - Dec, 2012) (505 - 507)

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF SEX EDUCATION BY DIFFERENT TV CHANNELS 

Deep Shikha and Anjana Fellows
Barakatullah University, Bhopal (M.P.)

Neelma Kunwar
Officer Incharge, ECM Deptt
C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology,  Kanpur

Abstract

Sex education, also called “Sexuality Education” or informally “Sex Ed” is a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, human sexual behaviour, and other aspects of sexuality, such as body image, sexual orientation, dating, and relationships. Common avenues for sex education are parents, caregivers, friends, school programmes, religious groups, popular media, and public health campaigns.

Key words : Knowledge, awareness 

Providing basic information provides the foundation on which more complex knowledge is built up over time. This also means that sex education has to be sustained. For example, when they are very young, children can be informed about how people grow and change over time, and how babies become children and then adults, and this provides the basis on which they understand more detailed information about puberty provided in the pre-teenage years. They can also be provided with information when they are young about viruses and germs that attack the body.

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