Lessons learned from a decade implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education in resource poor settings: The World Starts With Me

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2015.1111203 Abstract: Today, more than half of the world population is under the age of 25 years and one in four is under age 18. The urgency of expanding access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) notably ...

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Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec;12(4):500-15. doi: 10.1007/s11904-015-0280-x. Abstract Technology, including mobile technologies and social media, offers powerful tools to reach, engage, and retain youth and young adults in HIV prevention and care interventions both in the USA and globally. In this ...

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Is the sexual behaviour of young people in sub-Saharan Africa influenced by their peers? A systematic review

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 146, December 2015, Pages 62–74. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.039   Highlights There are gaps in our understanding of young people’s sexual behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa Findings as to the role of peers in adolescent sexual behaviour are inconsistent. Methodological ...

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Secret languages of sex: disabled youth’s experiences of sexual and HIV communication with their parents/caregivers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:42 am

Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2015.1092432 Abstract Various health promotion strategies have been implemented in South Africa aiming to encourage young people to talk about issues of sexuality and HIV with their parents/caregivers. Although parent/caregiver sexual communication may be an ...

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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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