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”)…
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.
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.
The State Department's new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.
Teachers are better trained and curricula are stronger, but limited financial support and access remain significant barriers.
A discussion about what research on sexuality education tells us about the components of truly comprehensive and effective programs.
Southwestern Kenya has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies and STIs amongst girls, and high rates of maternal mortality, and unsafe abortions. Monica Oguttu talks about what her organization, KMET, is doing to help adolescent girls and young women be healthy and thrive.