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  1. Reducing the risk: building skills to prevent pregnancy, STD and HIV

    This is an HIV, STI and teenage pregnancy prevention curriculum targeting high-school students (Grades 9 to 12, ages 14 to 18). It is designed to be incorporated into a broader family life or health education programme. This evidence-based curriculum has been thoroughly evaluated. Reducing the Risk promotes abstinence as the most effective means of preventing HIV, STIs and teen pregnancy, but also advocates the use of contraception and condoms for individuals who choose to be sexually active. …

  2. Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART): an HIV risk-reduction program for adolescents

    Becoming a responsible teen (BART) is an HIV and STI risk-reduction programme primarily targeting African-American adolescents ages 14 to 18. It was originally designed for non-school settings. The eight sessions of the curriculum are organized around interactive group discussions, videos and discussions with people living with HIV, as well as role-play to strengthen communication skills. The main objective of the programme is to provide teens with the skills to delay sex initiation and to reduce their risk of HIV and other STIs. …

  3. National Family Life and HIV Education: teachers guide in basic science and technology

    This teachers' guide is part of the official Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE) curriculum in Nigeria. It includes sexual health topics from a scientific perspective. The main objective of the guide is to help learners to: (i) develop a positive and factual view of themselves; (ii) acquire the information and skills they need to take care of their health, including preventing HIV; (iii) respect and value themselves and others, and (iv) acquire the skills needed to make healthy decisions about their sexual health and behaviour. …

  4. The drama festival, Chela 3

    This document is part of a series of short storybooks for children which are about the story of a 10-year-old girl named Chela. Through her own experiences and the stories of her grandmother, she learns useful lessons of life. The documents introduce issues such as menstruation, sanitary pads, private parts and wet dreams. The four booklets also discuss alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, healthy eating, sexual harassment and abstinence before marriage. They aim to provide basic information on puberty in an easy-to-understand and entertaining manner. …

  5. Comprehensive sexuality education: trainers' resource manual

    This manual promotes the acquisition of factual information, the formation of positive attitudes, beliefs and values, as well as the development of skills to cope with the biological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual aspects of human sexuality. The overall goal of the manual is to create a positive and comprehensive educational programme that helps students gain knowledge, values and skills to lead sexually healthy and responsible lives. …

  6. VIH/SIDA y la sexualidad como parte del curriculum en la formación inicial docente

    La transmisión del VIH/SIDA refleja la necesidad de desarrollar programas de educación sexual que permitan prevenir el contagio, programas que no estén centrados en la biología genital, como sucede hoy en nuestro sistema educativo.En Chile la discusión se mueve en torno a la pregunta desde dónde abordarla. Al respecto, han sido asumidas diversas posiciones que han impedido realizar en plenitud programas de educación sexual. Cada una de estas posiciones responde a dificultades que, centradas en los adultos, impiden el normal proceso de aproximación al conocimiento.

  7. Salud, sexualidad y VIH/SIDA: actualización para el debate con los docentes

    Manual para profesores que deseen promover en los adolescentes conductas de cuidado hacia su propio cuerpo, su salud personal y la salud de su entorno. Este material proporciona ideas y propuestas de actividades para el aula, sugerencias bibliográficas para el docente, quien podrá encontrar en sus páginas orientaciones que deberá adaptar a la singularidad de cada grupo de jóvenes y de cada contexto.

  8. Taller de salud sexual

    Taller de salud sexual, Programa de prevención del sida y ETS. El documento describe en fichas esquemáticas las principales enfermedades a transmisión sexual: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Sida, Condilomas, Herpes Genital, Gonorrea, Sífilis.

  9. Choose a future! Issues and options for adolescent boys in India: a source book of participatory learning activities

    Choose a Future! is targeted at 10 to 19-year-old boys. It seeks to develop supportive relationships, expand analysis skills, decision-making, problem solving and negotiating skills and to increase access to resources. It is also designed to promote gender equality as well as tolerance, appreciation and diversity in order to prevent communal violence. The curricula are articulated around activities such as discussion, reflection and role-play to help participants apply their new knowledge and skills to their own situation. …

  10. Growing into healthy sexuality: for grades 6-8

    This publication is part of the Teenage Health Teaching Modules, a comprehensive health education curriculum for middle and high school students. The eight sessions in this module emphasizes the importance of developing a healthy sense of self, understanding gender roles, and making safe, respectful decisions. The module includes three optional sessions on puberty and incorporates clear messages about abstinence. …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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. …

  13. 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.

  14. 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. …

  15. 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. …

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