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Protests against sexual education

Protests against sexual education

May 25 – Indian students join a protest against government proposals to begin sex education in the largely conservative society. The proposal has triggered heated debate between those who say sex education will reduce HIV rates, and critics who fear it will corrupt young minds. India has the world's highest number of HIV cases at about 5.7 million, a figure experts say may grow to more than 20 million within three years. The governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned sex education in public schools saying it is too explicit and some pictures are too graphic. The national government has been unable to overturn such embargos even as it seeks to curb the spread of HIV.

Apparently, as with the Muslims and the Catholics, risk of death is preferable to sexual knowledge.


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