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Metropolis Healthcare & WE Foundation launch sex education app

10 / 10 / 2017 (Tuesday) || 12:24 PM
According to a report by the United Nations Human Rights Council, there is a lack of comprehensive sex education in India. Conversations around Sex and Sexuality is an awkward subject in the Indian home. Too Shy to Ask is an app which is developed to openly discuss and anonymously ask questions to a group of experts in an easy, safe and comfortable manner. The recently launched app has been built by WE Foundation in association with Mumbai headquartered Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.

Commenting on the launch, Ameera Shah, managing director, Metropolis Healthcare said, “The approach towards the subject of gender and sex is impacting teenagers who are growing up in the shadows of misinformation, peer pressure and unrealistic expectations of sex and sexuality, as depicted in the media. The paradigm from viewing sex as an awkward subject to building a two-way communication that facilitates educating children through an open channel is the key aim of launching this app. Both males and females can ask their questions related to sex, puberty, myths, gender violence, and such. The best part is, the identity of the person asking the question is kept completely anonymous”.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), sex education should be imparted to children who are 12 years and above. WHO further states that the age group of 12 to 19 years counts for approximately 34 per cent of the HIV-infected persons in the world. These statistics clearly indicate the growing need for sex education in our country. Since today’s youth are tech savvy, this app will help bridge the gap and curb the awkwardness around the subject and will help teenagers answer their queries.

The highly curated content on the app is a result of months of research, and has been subjected to numerous drafts to ensure accuracy and credibility of information, before being finalised.  The content is updated regularly in keeping with the latest medical advancements, supported by the vast knowledge of a highly qualified team of doctors and medical experts of Metropolis accessible 24x7.

Founded by Dr. Sushil Shah (chairman) in 1981, Mumbai headquartered Metropolis Healthcare Ltd is a global chain of pathology labs and diagnostic centres with over 150 labs and over 1500 health centres.