New Dehli: Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues, TARSHI, 2005. 24 p.
Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues, TARSHI
This document is also available in Hindi.
This booklet is prepared for young people aged 10-14. Young people have many misconceptions and questions about sexuality issues. Their queries are often based on fragmented information. Accurate information is essential to promote a healthy sexuality. The booklet explains issues such as puberty, what happens to boys' and girls' bodies, sex and sexuality, how babies are made, infections and abuse. It also provides answers to such questions as: What is happening to my body? What is this sex stuff really all about? When is the right time to start? What is safer sex? Am I attractive? How will I know whether or not my relationship is good for me? Am I normal? This publication is useful for young people in both formal and informal educational settings. The purpose of the booklet is to provide young people with accurate information about different aspects of sexuality and relationships. The booklet addresses the following: description of boys' and girls' puberty; learning about gender and sex; different feelings that may occur during adolescence; suggestions for parents or educators regarding questions about sexuality.
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