Comprehensive Sexuality Education: A Spectrum of Possibilities

Badkas, Isha (2022) Comprehensive Sexuality Education: A Spectrum of Possibilities. Learning Curve (14). pp. 49-52. ISSN 2582-1644

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When I look back at my school years now, I realise that subjects like history, science, mathematics and literature did open up various perspectives to interpret the world around me. Sometimes it was fun to learn new concepts and sometimes I just learnt them by heart! With hindsight, I feel what remained unattended is the learning to interpret and acknowledge the world that is within me. When I was growing up, I had a lot of questions about my body, its appearance, and other complex feelings. But somehow, I never found ways to engage with these. For me, it was quite a recent discovery to understand what exactly happens to my body when I menstruate, why I feel anxious when I meet new people or how I experience anger or sadness. In this exploration, I have always felt that the process of self-awareness should have started early. I strongly believe that our school curriculum should proactively engage and create spaces for dialogue around our bodies and feelings from our early years.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Badkas, Isha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexuality Education, Spectrum of Possibilities
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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