How a 10-year strategy used comprehensive sexuality education to halve the teen pregnancy rate in the UK.
Although Peru agreed to provide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to all of its young people when it signed onto the Montevideo Consensus in 2013, the country’s public policy still does not guarantee it through a student’s lifetime. Founded in Lima in 1991, Instituo de Educación y Salud (IES, or “Institute of Education and Health”)…
Many governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education to young people, leaving a void of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Local organizations like TICAH are working to fill that void.
TICAH's aim is to promote health, with a focus on good relationships, healthy households, and community action.
Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.
The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
GOJoven Guatemala fights for the sexual and reproductive rights of marginalized adolescents and youth through training, research, communication, and political advocacy.
Efforts to capture data and lessons learned from our program are complicated by the fact that conducting this kind of evaluation is difficult, and the girls are influenced by a variety of stakeholders, including their parents, peers, communities, and the mass media.
For those of us in the field of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), there are universal challenges. Not least of these challenges is collecting data to determine the effectiveness of our programs through an evaluation.
Can Sexuality Education Achieve Outcomes Beyond Improved Health? Evidence, Ideas, and a Research Role for NGOs
What more can comprehensive sexuality education accomplish beyond preventing pregnancy and STIs? Researcher Debbie Rogow explains.