Sex education is very important especially when your child is in its teenage. Sex before marriage or talking about sex is still considered as a taboo in India and many other countries of the world. Sexual intimacy is a very important part of our lives. I remember when I was in school my biology teacher in 10th standard asked us to read the ‘Reproduction’ chapter on our own. Why? We feel so shy talking about sex? The lack of sexual knowledge leads to drastic results sometimes.
In this age of the internet, teenagers are surfing about sex knowledge via the internet. This is mostly misrepresented or confuse them. Dr. SV Kutty shared an incident on her Facebook wall which clearly shows the unsound state of s*x education in our country. A female patient, which was just 17 years old visited her for a checkup. She was scared and then revealed to the doctor that she engaged in a s*xual activity with her boyfriend and in order to prevent pregnancy, she has taken an I-Pill.
The girl was regretting over making a sexual contact and she not only apologized to the doctor but also promised that she won’t repeat it again. Then Dr. Kutty calmed her down and made her learn that getting physically intimate is ok but precautions are necessary. After that, what girl revealed totally shocked the doctor.
The girl told the doctor that she has no idea about a male’s sexual organ or how it looks like and what it is called? She also didn’t know anything about s*xual intercourse’s process. It is then Dr. Kutty got to know that the girl had just kissed her boyfriend and she was thinking that she can get pregnant after the kiss so she took I-pill as she saw on the TV and the internet.
Here is the Facebook post of Dr. Kutty:
“Had a 17-year-old female patient today who told me she had had s*x and that she had taken the emergency I pill to prevent pregnancy. She was then apologizing to me, saying that it was a one time mistake. She was ashamed of herself and desperately wanted to impress upon me that she isn’t bad!
I kept telling her that it’s ok. That everyone indulges in s*xual intimacy and the importance is in safety! We continued our conversation and she finally told me that she doesn’t know what s*x actually entails. She didn’t know what a male s*xual organ is called or looked like. I sat her down, drew diagrams and explained the act to her.
This was a young girl who was berating herself for simply having kissed her boyfriend. The state of s*x education is so abysmal that she thought, kissing, will make her pregnant and she used a contraceptive.
Imagine how alone we have made our kids feel. Imagine how much better she would have felt if she had been armed with adequate knowledge and a non-judgemental society! Imagine.”