Online pornography – Should schools be teaching young people about the risks? An exploration of the views of young people and teaching professionals

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:39 am

Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2015.1090968 Abstract The Internet has made sexually explicit media more accessible to young people. Online pornography is diverse, can be very graphic, and a large amount is available free of charge with restrictions varying by ...

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Special Issue: Entertainment Media’s Evolving Role in Sex Education

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

Sex Education, Volume 15, Issue 5, September 2015 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. Special Issue: Entertainment Media’s Evolving Role in Sex Education This new issue contains the following articles: Editorial Editorial introduction: entertainment media’s evolving role in sex ...

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PhD Book: Economic Analysis of Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes – a Multi-Country Study

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 6:26 am

Sexual and reproductive health programmes for young people have a high priority in many low- and middle income countries (LMICs). However, little is known about economic aspects of these programmes. More information is needed to support policy making and to ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education: the Challenges and Opportunities of Scaling-up

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

This publication is part of an ongoing programme of work initiated by UNESCO in 2008 to provide technical guidance and implementation support for sexuality education programmes, as a platform for HIV prevention, treatment and care. It emphasizes the challenges and ...

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The Evaluation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programmes. A Focus on the Gender and Empowerment Outcomes

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

Repeated evaluations have demonstrated that comprehensive sexuality education does not foster earlier sexual debut or unsafe sexual activity. By contrast, programmes that teach only abstinence have not proved to be effective. Additionally, recent research demonstrates that gender norms are a ...

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Sexuality Education in the Age of Digital Media. A Report of Sexuality Education Controversies

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

SIECUS is pleased to release its newest annual report on recent sexuality education controversies from around the nation, Sexuality Education in the Age of Digital Media. Covering major controversies that took place over the 2014–2015 school year, our latest report highlights ...

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Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational ...

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Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider as they develop this key foundation of the new Agenda’s ...

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The Case for Addressing Gender and Power in Sexuality and HIV Education: A Comprehensive Review of Evaluation Studies

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 6:32 am

CONTEXT: Curriculum-based sexuality and HIV education is a mainstay of interventions to prevent STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancy among young people. Evidence links traditional gender norms, unequal power in sexual relationships and intimate partner violence with negative sexual and reproductive health ...

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