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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health - Course files

Sexuality education for adolescents

World Health Organization

From Research to Practice: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2012

September 10, 2012 - Geneva

Sexuality education for adolescents - World Health Organization 

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World Health Organization. Sexuality education for adolescents. Paper presented at: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research; 2012 Sep 10; Geneva. Available from: http://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2012/adolescent-health/Sexuality-education-adolescents-WHO-2012.htm

Topics covered in the module

  • Sexuality education – definition, rationale, overall goals, mutually reinforcing objectives, what they provide, what they contain, what they help to do, what they can contribute to
  • Characteristics of effective sexuality education programmes
  • Sensitivity around sexuality education; low levels of comprehensive, correct knowledge; few examples of scaled-up & sustained programmes

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Assignment

Please read the characteristics of effective sexuality education (section 5, pages 18-22 of the above document). Then reflect on the sexuality education you received, and write a note comparing the sexuality education you got in school with evidence-based practice.