Marriages among hindus in certain parts of the world

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marriages among Hindus in certain parts of the world may still be arranged by family membersthough more and more often this is done with permission divorce is permitted by the civil codebut not by the religion-the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 prohibited polygamy and child marriages and affirmed the rightsof both men and women to seek separation or divorce in special circumstances the rights ofwomen with in the faith varied throughout history-with respect to menstruation women are considered impure during this time and should avoidintercourse as well as many daily activities including cooking driving and entering temple-while abortion does occur among those of Hindu faith it is clearly opposed and religious text-at present and likely throughout history there have been mixed views among Hindus regardingLGBTQ+ individuals-Insemination is forbidden on the 11th and 13th nights after the end of menstruation becausechildren conceived on these nights are thought to grow up same sex oriented as a result of anuneven balance between the fire male and the water female elements at that time-those within the religion who support and recognise same sex relationships and refer to theHindu beliefs of the gender lessness of the soul-a unique difference in the views of sexuality between Hinduism and the western world is thespace provided in Hinduism for heterosexually identified males to engage in sexual relations withthose identifying as a third gender known as Hijra-Hijra is a recognised third gender amongst those of the Hindu faithSexual diversity in Canada
sexual health education in Canada-one area in which regional differences across Canada can be found is the provision and contentof sexual health education-each province and territory is responsible for developing its own legislation concerning thesexual health education curriculum taught in schools as well as any options for allowing parentsto remove their children from components of the curriculum-Canada is fairly standard across the country such as the age at which children learn propernames for body parts. there is considerable variation in the age at which schools can introduceother topics-for example children in Ontario learn about sexual orientation in grade 3 whereas children inNew Brunswick NPEI learn about it in grade 8-and come back normal sexual health education curriculum exists-differences in access to and the quality of sexual health education across provinces may helpprovide explanations on some differences in sexual behaviour across the countryHistory of sexual health education in Canada (page 17 )-in the 1940s there was a strong push for sexual health education to become a part of the publicschool curriculum as a result of rising concerns related to the spread of STIs-because mothers at the time were participating in the workforce as part of the war movement itwas believed that young girls are not receiving the moral instruction and practical information

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Term
Fall
Professor
CarolineF.Pukall
Tags
Human Sexuality, The Bible, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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