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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. Human rights, gender and culture: a guide for secondary school educators and community facilitators.

    This document was developed by DramAidE (Drama AIDS Education), an independently donor funded NGO. The guide is for educators in secondary schools and facilitators who work with young people. Its purpose is to provide support for life skills education by focusing on the importance of gender and culture as themes in education programmes on "safer sex". It aims at helping learners to understand that 'gender' is not the same thing as 'sex'. The guide has been devised to supplement existing materials relating to HIV and AIDS. The lessons provided do not deal directly with this topic (i.e. …

  7. 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. …

  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. UBUNGANI: a parent guide for life skills, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education

    This book is a practical guide for parents in addressing issues related to life skills, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education. It sets guidelines on how to teach sexuality education at different stages in a child's life: the baby phase, the toddler and nursery school phase, the primary school phase, the pre-teens, the puberty and adolescent phase. It also teaches values and norms such as: respect for others, caring for others, responsibility, accountability, and non-discrimination as a key part of sexuality education. …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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. …

  13. Stepping stones: a training package in HIV/AIDS, communication and relationship skills

    This is an award-winning training manual on HIV and AIDS, gender issues, communication and relationship skills developed in Uganda. It grew out of a need to address women's and young people's vulnerability to a lack of decision-making in sexual relationships. Stepping Stones forms part of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Best Resources for Community Mobilisation series. Since the first edition in 1995, the Stepping Stones training manual has been widely adapted and translated into various languages. …

  14. 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?

  15. 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. …

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