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  1. 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. …

  2. 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. …

  3. 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.

  4. 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. …

  5. 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. …

  6. 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. …

  7. 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. …

  8. 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?

  9. 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. …

  10. 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. …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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. …

  13. 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.

  14. 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. …

  15. 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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