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  1. Fertility awareness and sexuality education for high school students

    The sheet highlights the CEMOPLAF project in Ecuador. It covers fertility awareness and sexuality education for high school students. It summarizes the programme design and implementation, programme evaluation, and programme impact at the institutional level.

  2. Adolescent pregnancy and parenting: controversies of the past and lessons for the future

    This paper presents some new facts by examining the validity of nine beliefs about adolescent pregnancy: that nothing can reduce the rate of adolescent pregnancy; that pregnancy adolescents experience poor pregnancy outcomes; that adolescent mothers do not complete their high school education; that pregnant adolescents have large families; that adolescent mothers remain on welfare for long periods; that pregnancy in adolescence is a mistake and, given a chance to overcome the immediate problems associated with it, young mothers can go on to lead normal lives; that welfare causes adolescent pre …

  3. Designing effective family life education programs

    This third volume of "Communities responding to the challenge of adolescent pregnancy prevention" explains the components of effective sexuality education and provides guidance in planning and implementing sexuality education programmes.

  4. Components of promising teen pregnancy prevention programs

    This document summarizes key ingredients of successful teen pregnancy prevention programmes and may be used as a guide for developing new strategies and strengthening existing interventions.

  5. Choices: a guide for young people.

    Choices is written for young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years; for peer educators and youth leaders; for teachers, health care workers and parents and anyone who is helping young people to grow up as fulfilled and responsible human beings with a sexual and social life. It can be read by young people themselves (where they can try out the activities with their friends and family) or with the supervision of peer educators, teachers and youth leaders to organise learning sessions. …

  6. The Main thread: handbook on sexuality and personal relationships among young people

    "The Main Thread" is produced by a governmental organisation: Lafa, the Stockholm County AIDS Prevention Programme; a regional knowledge and method centre working in the field of health and sexuality. This document is regarded as an interesting and stimulating tool for anyone wanting to work effectively and with commitment on preventing HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancy among young people. The Main Thread is aimed at teachers, health and medical services staff, youth leaders and peer educators, who work with young people aged 13-19 in schools, youth clubs and youth clinics. …

  7. Botswana: primary: junior secondary syllabi: religious education

    The content of the revised Three Year Junior Secondary Religious Education syllabus reflects Christianity as the major religion in Botswana whilst accommodating other religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Baha’i Faith. The content also incorporates emerging and cross curricular issues including human sexuality and HIV/AIDS in relation to religious beliefs. The revised Religious Education Syllabus is suitable for learners of all religious persuasion as it does not indoctrinate nor denigrate other religions.

  8. My future is my choice

    This is a skills-based peer education programme addressing HIV prevention and risk behaviour reduction. The programme, which is based on an adaptation of two existing curricula, was developed and implemented in Namibia through a partnership between the Government of Namibia, UNICEF and the University of Maryland's School of Medicine. The curriculum addresses sexual health, pregnancy prevention, STIs, HIV and AIDS, and alcohol and drugs. …

  9. Emerging answers: research findings on programs to reduce teen pregnancy (summary)

    This is a summary of the book: "Emerging Answers," that provides a review of research based information aimed at helping communities make good decisions about preventing teen pregnancy. This review offers practitioners and policymakers the latest information on "what works" to prevent teen pregnancy. …

  10. Sexualidade, prazer em conhecer - caderno de capacitaçao

    "Sexualidades, prazer em conhecer" is a Brazilian sexual education project conceived for young adolescents in secondary schools. Its objective is to allow young people to build concepts related to sexuality, position themselves against misconceptions as well as promote new attitudes between men and women. The program content is organised around the themes of sexuality, gender, pleasure, citizenship, violence and drug abuse. This activity book proposes group work organised around dynamic activities, music, drawing, discussion points and videos. …

  11. Sexualidade, prazer em conhecer - Livro do profesor

    "Sexualidades, prazer em conhecer" is a Brazilian sex education project conceived for adolescents in secondary schools. Its objective is to allow young people to build concepts related to sexuality, to position themselves against misconceptions as well as to promote new attitudes between men and women. The program content is organised around the themes of sexuality, gender, pleasure, citizenship, violence and drug abuse. This teacher's book is a very comprehensive document addressing the psychological, biological and moral issues related to the above-mentioned themes. …

  12. A Survey of sex education provision in secondary schools

    This book takes a detailed look at the standard of sex education provided in UK secondary schools. It describes an investigation of current programmes of sex education in selected schools, using a combined postal and telephone survey modelled on a successful earlier exercise in alcohol education. This report gives the answer to several questions including: What are the topics covered? To what depth are topics discussed? At what age are the different topics covered? How satisfied are schools with the sex education they provide and what are the factors influencing their provision?

  13. Reaching young men and boys

    This article highlights the needs of adolescent males as they go through a critical process of forming self-identity. A variety of educational approaches, community-based, school-based and peer education are described so as to inform young men about STDs and HIV/AIDS. Innovative strategies including social marketing, hotlines and radio call-in programmes; the internet and CD-ROMs and entertainment-education programmes that provide adolescent males the confidential, timely and anonymous counselling they tend to prefer are discussed. …

  14. Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroon

    The document describes gender-sensitive approaches to sexuality and provides selected programme examples based on the International Women's Health Coalition's (IWHC) supported work. This paper outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from their shared experience. The first section describes very briefly, the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. The second discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education as well as some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. …

  15. Social, personal and health education: resource materials for relationships and sexuality education: post-primary: senior cycle

    A teacher's handbook for secondary education consisting of resource materials based on the Interim Curriculum and Guidelines for Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) prepared by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment of Ireland. The books provide a menu of options for classroom lessons from which teachers can choose in accordance with their school RSE policy. The RSE at post-primary level seeks to provide opportunities for young people to learn about relationships and sexuality in ways that will enable them to think and act in a moral, caring and responsible way. …

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