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  1. Coming of age in the classroom: religious and cultural barriers to comprehensive sexuality education

    This paper elucidates evidence which underscores anxieties and panic about sexuality and sexual behaviour of young people influenced by movements advancing a distinct religious identity, and the implications for advocacy on advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Synthesised in this document is evidence from two countries - Bangladesh and India - on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), an area of controversy (to varying degree) in both countries. Evidence from each country stem from national studies on the influence of religion on CSE, and are qualitative in nature. …

  2. L’éducation à la sexualité: conceptions d’enseignants et futurs enseignants de trois pays maghrébins (Tunisie, Maroc, Algérie)

    Cet article analyse les conceptions d’enseignants et futurs enseignants sur l’éducation à la sexualité dans les trois pays du Maghreb: Tunisie, Algérie, Maroc. Un questionnaire, construit et validé dans le cadre du projet de recherche européen BIOHEAD-Citizen, a été rempli par 1306 enseignants et futurs enseignants de ces trois pays. Des analyses multivariées ont permis d’identifier des différences entre les trois pays, ainsi que certaines convergences, et d’établir des liens entre les conceptions des enseignants sur l’éducation à la sexualité, et leurs opinions religieuses ou politiques. …

  3. Influence of religious affiliation and education on HIV knowledge and HIV-related sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in rural central Mozambique

    The interactions among religious affiliation, education, HIV knowledge, and HIV-related sexual behaviors among African church youth are poorly understood. In this sociodemographic study, 522 unmarried youth 12-28 years old in rural central Mozambique were surveyed with a structured questionnaire. Using binary logistic regression analysis, the authors used religious affiliation and education to measure influence on (1) HIV transmission and prevention knowledge and attitudes and (2) HIV-related sexual behaviors among youth. …

  4. Unidades didácticas para el tratamiento de la diversidad afectivo-sexual en el área de Religión Católica

    Las unidades didácticas que aquí se presentan van dirigidas al profesorado de la asignatura de Religión Católica así como a todas aquellas personas que, por su labor educativa o pastoral necesiten plantear, desde una visión religiosa, la dimensión afectivo-sexual de las relaciones humanas en toda su diversidad. Se pretende dotar a estos profesionales de instrumentos de reflexión para trabajar con adolescentes y profundizar, de manera práctica y eficaz, en la comprensión y la vivencia de una sexualidad sana y saludable desde una perspectiva de vida cristiana. …

  5. Understanding religious and political opposition to reproductive health and rights: a resource guide

    This publication addresses a number of issue areas that U.S.-based groups opposed to reproductive rights have rallied around in recent years. The guide is a collaborative effort by International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and SIECUS. The publication was developed as a key resource for a meeting held earlier this month in Brussels by leading European and U.S. groups that focused on the importance of opposition work. …

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