Comprehensive sex edn to push family planning

An international civil rights group on Friday called upon Indian policymakers to formulate a comprehensive sex education system.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) held a conference in Delhi with an agenda to push family planning to be included as a key point of action at the forthcoming G-20 Summit.

Experts believe this can be made possible by evolving a consensus among stakeholders, parents and civil society.

“There are different tools for sex education and there are issues whether it should be so explicit in India.

The government should frame a sexuality education policy in accordance with the existing education policy by evolving a consensus,” said Tewodros Melesse, director general of IPPF.

The group also called for an integrated health policy to include family planning as an essential component for better availability of sexual reproductive and health rights. Officials of the Planning Commission also took part in the meet.

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