Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year ...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

Uganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. The problem ...

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YOUNG WOMEN DESERVE CHOICES FOR THEIR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

While the topic of menstruation is gaining traction and attention across the globe, data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices and consumers’ preferences are scarce: PSI aimed to bring its unique knowledge and experience of health markets to help improve ...

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NEW PUBLICATION: THE CURRENT STATE OF SEXUAL EDUCATION

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:17 am

Aiming to bring attention to the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and to empower and encourage young leaders to influence their national policies, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and YouAct initiated the “Europe Unite for CSE” project, with support from ShareNet. As ...

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New BZgA & IPPF EN publication: “Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia”

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:37 am

The German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) have now released the report of an assessment of sexuality education in Europe and Central Asia. The analysis covers 25 selected countries ...

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Scary stories don’t save lives, Comprehensive Sexuality Education does

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

This was how I learnt about sex; my mother called me into her room, she was holding a newspaper in her hand. In that paper, there was a report on the rising number of cervical cancer cases in the country and then she ...

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Scholarships for Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 9:44 am

FWOS Full Scholarship The FWOS (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit) is offering two full scholarships for the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture & Society. The scholarship will cover the expenses for tuition (€2350) as well as housing in Amsterdam (€575). The ...

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Research Blog: Mobile technologies as a tool for sexual health education

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

We gladly introduce our first research blog from Katy Elliott a former student at The University of Amsterdam who participated at Share-Net´s Annual Student-NGO event: Linking Research, Policy and Practice. She performed her research on ‘Mobile technologies as a tool ...

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Policy Brief: Why should sexuality education be delivered in school-based settings?

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm

This policy brief provides the rationale for implementing formal sexuality-education programmes in school-based settings in Europe and Central Asia. Sexuality education delivered within a safe learning environment and alongside access to youth-friendly health services has a positive and lifelong effect ...

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Development of Long Live Love +, a school-based online sexual health programme for young adults. An intervention mapping approach

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. ...

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