Guest Post by Ankita Rawat: The topics pertaining especially to sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues are specially a taboo. Parents and other adults like teachers refrain from talking to children about this or react negatively to simple things like their child having a healthy dating life. All of these reactions from parents, teachers and sometimes even peers develop a negative feeling towards sexual health, which could be dangerous for them. Traditionally, not just in India, even in many countries and cultures, adolescents are hidden all information when it comes to discussion of sexual matters because they believe if youth will be provided with education, there will be increase in sexual act among them.
In a country that has successfully accomplished the maiden mission to Mars, buying a condom is still a ‘dare’. From ‘Make in India’ to Swachh Bharat to Startup India we are proud and progressing but sexual health is still a taboo and is often neglected. It’s ironic that with a population of 1.25 billion we are… Read More »