What they don't know can hurt them : how school-based reproductive health programmes can help adolescents lead healthy reproductive lives

Case Studies & Research
Training and Research Support Centre
35 p., figs., tabs.

This monograph is intended to help parents, educators and policy makers understand the relevance of reproductive health, why adolescents need information on reproductive health, the importance of reproductive health in schools and how schools can best implement reproductive health activities. The manual comprises 6 sections covering different areas. The areas include section 1: Introduction, section 2: Reproductive health/sex education in schools: an ongoing debate, section 3: Growing up today: the changing social context, section 4: Sexual activity among young people: what do we know, section 5: Understanding adolescent sexual behaviour and 6: Why have a formal reproductive health curriculum in schools.

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