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  1. 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?

  2. 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. …

  3. 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. …

  4. 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. …

  5. Politiques et pratiques cantonales en matière de prévention VIH/SIDA et d'éducation sexuelle à l'école

    Cette étude, menée dans le cadre de l'évaluation globale de la stratégie de prévention du SIDA en Suisse, décrit et analyse les politiques appliquées dans les écoles suisses en matière de prévention VIH/SIDA et d'éducation sexuelle. Cette étude expose un panorama exhaustif, actuel et précis de la situation de la prévention VIH/SIDA en Suisse, car elle a investigué dans chacun des cantons puisque que la responsabilité politique de l'éducation échoit aux 26 cantons. …

  6. Sexuality education in schools: The international experience and implications for Nigeria

    Nigeria is in the early stages of carrying out its new national policy on sexuality and reproductive health education. Worldwide, school-based programs are an important element of efforts to improve the reproductive health of young people. This paper reviews the international experience and its implications for Nigeria.

  7. Sexualidad Infantil y Juvenil. Nociones introductorias para maestros y maestras de educación básica

    El propósito de este informe es ofrecer a los profesores información básica y compartir algunas reflexiones para lograr que la educación sexual adquiera cada vez mayor naturalidad en las escuelas y para que el maestro disponga de un marco de referencia para tomar decisiones ante situaciones imprevistas, ante las preguntas o dudas de sus alumnos o para orientar a las madres o a los padres de familia en cuanto a la sexualidad de sus hijos. …

  8. Impact of sex and HIV education programs on sexual behaviors of youth in developing and developed countries

    Sex and HIV education programs that are based on a written curriculum and that are implemented among groups of youth in school, clinic, or community settings are a promising type of intervention to reduce adolescent sexual risk behaviors. This paper summarizes a review of 83 evaluations of such programs in developing and developed countries. The programs typically focused on pregnancy or HIV/STI prevention behaviors, not on broader issues of sexuality such as developmental stages, gender roles, or romantic relationships. …

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