Promotion of Sex Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development after consultation with representatives of State Government and other stakeholders has introduced an educational programme, known as Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) at secondary and higher secondary level. It is being implemented by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and several States and Union Territories in the country. This programme focuses on making students aware of the concerns of adolescence stages and dangers of HIV/AIDS and substance use; helping them to acquire necessary life skills to enable them to avoid risky situations; to take informed decisions and to develop healthy and responsible behaviour.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Lok Sabha today.