#BBCtrending: The problem with sex education in India

India's new Health Minister has provoked outrage after declaring that so-called sex education should be banned.

Dr Harsh Vardhan has said his remarks were taken out of context, but it's inspired a group of satirists to made a spoof video about the standard of sex education in the country. The video has been watched over a million times on YouTube.

India has the world's largest population of young people aged between 10 and 19 - a total of about 243 million.

Anne-Marie Tomchak of BBC trending reports.

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