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  1. Guidelines for counselling youth on sexuality

    Nearly half of the people in the world are under the age of 25, with one in three people aged between 10 and 24 years. Youth are most at risk of HIV infection and other sexual health problems. These include unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The HIV pandemic has made us think about how and when to have sex in a way that is healthy for our partners and ourselves. This includes knowing how to say 'no' to sex when we do not want it. Many youth have a lot of knowledge about HIV prevention, but this knowledge is not always right. …

  2. Young men as equal partners (YMEP)

    This publication provides "knowledge, values and understanding of issues on sexuality to boys and young men". It centres on the deconstruction of gender stereotypes that lead to lack of communication and risk behaviour, and advocates a positive view of sexuality to empower individuals to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices. The authors believe that, in order to achieve behaviour change, sex education programmes must be "realistic and closer to the realities and feelings" of young people. …

  3. Jamaican guidelines for comprehensive sexuality education: pre-school through age 24

    This document provides information for acquiring and forming attitudes, beliefs and values on topics such as identity, relationships and intimacy. It helps to expand understanding around HIV and AIDS, parent-child communication on sexuality, gender-based violence, child sexual abuse and forced sex, in order to improve awareness and communication around these issues. The guidelines may be used as a tool and supplemental resource for professionals to augment the Ministry of Education's Health and Family Life Education initiative in Jamaica. …

  4. Vsjo v tvoix rukax. Posobie dlja volonterov programm po profilaktike VICH/SPIDa sredi sverstnikov (Everything in your hands. Manual for volunteers of the HIV & AIDS prevention programme among peers)

    This manual is part of a kit produced within an extracurricular programme of HIV & AIDS education using the peer education method. It is intended for young volunteers between the ages of 14 and 19 who are going to communicate with their peers about HIV & AIDS. It is divided into three chapters which include I) "Theory", II) "Practice" and III) "Volunteer's toolkit". The first chapter explains what is meant by voluntary work and provides basic information on HIV & AIDS. …

  5. Posobie dlja trenerov. Podgotovka volontjorov dlja raboty po profilaktike VICH-Infekcii sredi molodezhi (Manual for trainers: preparation of volunteers to work on HIV prevention among young people)

    This manual is part of a kit produced within an extracurricular programme on HIV & AIDS education using the peer education method. It is intended for all specialists working with young people: teachers, social workers, students, etc. The aim of this manual is to prepare young people aged 14-19 for voluntary work in the field of HIV & AIDS prevention among their peers. It is divided into five chapters: 1) "Prevention activities. …

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