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The most recent national health survey carried out by the DHS program in Guinea has shown some severe issues which highlight young people’s need for good quality sexuality education. If neither school nor parents talk about sex education to young people and adolescents, the situation will be deplorable. They are an essential point of contact and if they are well informed, they will be able to facilitate this process.
It is a shame that many people misunderstand what Comprehensive Sexuality Education is and are totally oblivious to its benefits to us as families, societies, nations and continents. Some individuals and organizations even go the extra mile of petitioning governments to take CSE out of school curricula. To them my final and only word is that scary stories don’t save lives, Comprehensive Sexuality Education does.
One of the main reasons for the high teen pregnancy rate in Venezuela is the lack of sexual education that is taught in schools and colleges due to the lack of preparation and resources of educators on the subject as well as misinformation and lack of access to contraception and sexual health services
United Kingdom Family Planning Association (FPA) and sexual health charity Brook, spoke to youth volunteers on what they want to see changed in the current relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum in the UK.
Youth volunteers are leading the the fight for comprehensive sexuality education in schools.
Back when I used to deliver sex education workshops in schools, I always made time for anonymous questions at the end of a session. This gave students the chance to write down any questions which weren’t answered in the workshop.
I am Akosua Agyepong, a 20 year old, who talks about sex! I am a proud youth volunteer of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana . I talk about sexuality with other young people and encourage them to do the ...
Bahaluddin Surya (known as Ibil) is a Youth Representative of the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA ) . As a peer educator and councilor, Ibil has been coordinating the youth counseling centre in his high school since 2011. His active ...
Cheryl Fillis, Deputy Director for Population and Development Programme in the Department of Social Development, South Africa,reports on a high-level event “ Progress in realising the Addis Ababa promise to the adolescents of Africa ” at the 48 th session ...
Véronique Séhier, Co-President of Le Planning Familial, IPPF Member Association – France, addressed a High-Level Event, SEXUALITY EDUCATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT co-hosted by the Government of France, at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women, ...