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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Probing the politics of comprehensive sexuality education: ‘Universality’ versus ‘Cultural Sensitivity’: a Dutch–Bangladeshi collaboration on adolescent sexuality education

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Abstract As part of Western European development aid policy, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is increasingly promoted in resource-poor countries. This paper engages with CSE promotion in Bangladesh funded by the Dutch Government. It unpacks the ‘collaboration’ by looking at how ...

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Training of Sexuality Educators

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education developed a new document, which concentrates on the training of Sexuality Educators and the competencies they should acquire. The ...

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Dynamic partnership between government & NGOs launch new TV series focused on menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Together with RedOrange (a Bangladeshi  media and communication agency), knowledge institute TNO and with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Simavi has launched a 13-episode TV program to promote menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh. The ...

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Tanzania: Teaching youths sex education through animation and art

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

Harakati za Lucy is an animation series that explores the life of a young Tanzanian girl who faces different challenges growing up and how she manages to confront them. In one episode where Lucy is pregnant, the show examines how ...

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Young people’s perceptions of relationships and sexual practices in the abstinence-only context of Uganda

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Abstract The Ugandan government has been criticised on several grounds for its abstinence-only policies on sexuality education directed towards young people. These grounds include the failure to recognise the multiple realities faced by young people, some of whom may already ...

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Reproductive Health Education in Ghana should be strengthened to better meet adolescents’ needs

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The government of Ghana, school heads, teachers, students and community members show strong support for the provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in schools. Yet a recent study indicates that programs in Ghana are not providing the full ...

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Sex Education in the Digital Era

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Exploring sex and sexual relationships is an important part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have a central role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucial public-health issues. Good sex education reduces maternal and child mortality ...

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Psychodrama as a New Form of Health Education for Young Men in Dhaka’s Urban Slums

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Young men living in Bhashantek slum. Photo Credit: Rafee Tamjid   Psychodrama in Bhashantek urban slum Dhaka Rafee Tamjid tells us more about an ongoing project targeting young men in Dhaka's urban slums and using Psychodrama as an innovative tool ...

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