Document Type : Primary Research paper
Doctoral Research Scholar in Social Work, Bishop Heber College (Affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Tiruchirappalli- 620 017,
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Bishop Heber College (Affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Tiruchirappalli- 620 017
Sexual health education has always been a controversial topic. Special educators need to start early to educate the intellectually challenged children about sexuality-related issues. Sexual health education helps children with an intellectual disability recognize if someone is trying to take advantage of them so they can recognize inappropriate sexual advances early on, better protect themselves from exploitation and be able to report incidents of suspected sexual abuse. Hence, all the special educators should be aware about sexual health education. The aim of the present study is to understand the Familiarity on Sexual Health Education among Special Educators in Villupuram District. Ninety three special educators were appointed under the scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Villupuram District. A total of 34 special educators were selected from 93 special educators using Simple Random Sampling Method (Lottery Method) for the study. The study found that majority of the special educators are having average level of familiarity on sexual health education and more than one fourth of the special educators are having high level of familiarity on sexual health education.Salient findings and suggestions pertaining to the study are discussed in the full paper.