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In a move widely welcomed by academics if not the parents’ community, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC, aka Bombay Municipal Corporation) has introduced sex education into the class VIII-IX curriculums of its 1,153 schools with an aggregate enrolment of 404,251 students. “The programme started earlier this year and is being implemented in a phased manner across all BMC secondary schools,” says Dr. Srikala Acharya, additional project director, Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS), which is assisting BMC to integrate the sex education modules into classroom curriculums.

MDACS is training BMC medical officers, who in turn conduct the course christened the Adolescent Education Program (AEP).

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