Institutionalising Comprehensive Sex Education For Adolescentes and Young People in Health Policies and System in India

During adolescence, comprehensive sex education is of prime importance to make young people aware of the sexual health and also provide support to address their sexual and reproductive needs. The Adolescent-friendly health clinics (AFHCs) under the National Adolescent Health Program were launched in 2014, however, the uptake and outreach of services has not been promising on ground, as a part of Restless Development, a study was conducted with young people from districts of Delhi, Jaipur, Ranchi and Patna in India. It was found that 89% of young people had never visited a health facility or doctor of any kind to receive services or information on contraception, pregnancy, abortion or sexually transmitted diseases.

By: Deepshikha Chhetri

Published on March 29, 2021


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