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Efficacy of sexuality education through TV, radio and public forum

Efficacy of sexuality education through TV, radio and public forum

The study was undertaken as an operational research of six years to document and critically analyse the advantages, disadvantages and the outcome of sex education, sex guidance and sex counselling using newer modalities in comparison with the conventional method. Patients attending a sex clinic, including married and unmarried men and women were included in the study. The age of the patients ranged from 16 to 90.

Questions from the patients were grouped and brought under three major headings. The modalities through which the questions were received were grouped into Clinic and Non Clinic which included Internet, Magazines, Telephone and SMS. The questions received under each topic were analysed on the basis of gender, marital status and choice of modality. The study revealed that men were more forthcoming than women and sought counselling irrespective of age. They preferred Clinic as an independent modality whereas women preferred Non clinic modalities as independent options. But collectively, Non Clinic or Indirect modalities brought in more patients and questions compared to the Clinic.

Non Clinic or Indirect modalities could be effective in imparting sex counselling and sex education in the community to a level of creating awareness and facilitating decision making while being complimentary to the direct conventional method of counselling that could offer treatment solutions and cure too.

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