COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION

WHAT IS COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION?

Comprehensive sexuality education is “a life-long process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs and values about identity, relationships and intimacy.” (SIECUS 2004)

It recognizes that information on sexuality alone is not enough, and therefore seeks to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality in all spheres of life (Inspire).


Do you want your CSE programme to be:
interesting, relevant, effective?

IPPF’s Framework for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

  • includes the principles of good practice
  • complements existing CSE programmes and guidelines
  • describes the seven priority areas to cover in CSE
  • focuses on the rights and needs of young people
  • provides the basis of a new CSE curriculum

Inside and Out: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Assessment Tool

  • enables organizations to assess the quality and comprehensiveness of their CSE programmes
  • provides standards for high-quality CSE
  • generates data that can inform and guide the development of CSE programmes
  • assesses CSE programmes with a focus on non-formal education
  • informs debate and advocacy by generating data on the state of sexuality education

Healthy, Happy and Hot: A young people's guide to rights

  • includes the principles of good practice
  • complements existing CSE programmes and guidelines
  • describes the seven priority areas to cover in CSE
  • focuses on the rights and needs of young people
  • provides the basis of a new CSE curriculum

Exploring new territories

  • captures new and critical thinking about comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • sets out different pedagogical (teaching and learning) approaches
  • identifies new priorities for CSE
  • recognises the challenges CSE presents
  • asks what else we need to research and discover

Included, involved, inspired

  • promotes the benefits of youth participation through peer education
  • guides us through planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation
  • describes best practice
  • provides tools to support the process of managing peer education
  • places young people at the centre of all the processes

Youth messaging checklist: dos and don’ts in information, education and communication materials

  • encourages use of positive, accurate and effective messaging for young people
  • warns against stigmatising language which undermines youth-friendly messages
  • provides examples of language which reflect IPPF’s core principles
  • explains the reasons why some words and phrases should not be used
  • suggests simple rules for accessible, attractive visual design

What do I do if I am living with HIV and...Some ideas for young women living with HIV

  • answers common questions asked by young women living with HIV
  • emphasises the rights of people LWHIV to information, treatment, and respect
  • links to further sources of information
  • encourages young women to make positive choices and stand up for their rights
  • recognises the diversity of young women’s experiences and desires

Love, sex and young people: learning from our peer educators

  • introduces the work of four IPPF member associations
  • promotes sex-positive activities, support, and education for young people
  • presents recommendations from four peer education projects around the world
  • listens to the experiences and observations of young people
  • demonstrates the impact of peer education on people’s lives and relationships

I decide: young women’s journeys to seek abortion care

  • normalises the experiences of young women who become pregnant
  • informs about pregnancy risk-taking, contraception and abortion
  • encourages young women to seek support from parents when they can
  • provides a partner’s and parent’s perspective on unintended pregnancy
  • compares different contraceptive methods and different abortion methods

WHAT IS COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION?

Comprehensive sexuality education is “a life-long process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs and values about identity, relationships and intimacy.” (SIECUS 2004)

It recognizes that information on sexuality alone is not enough, and therefore seeks to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality in all spheres of life (Inspire).


Do you want your CSE programme to be:
interesting, relevant, effective?