The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) acknowledges the relevance of Comprehensive Sexuality Education for ensuring respect to sexual and reproductive rights in the different stages of the life cycle, self-understanding, and forming healthy relationships. The IFMSA believes that the inclusion of CSE in the national curricula will help the youth to have healthier sexual and reproductive lives, free from stigma, discrimination, and violence. The IFMSA condemns activities that aim to restrict, narrow, or criminalize the provision of CSE as it results in the lack of knowledge and no application of positive behaviors and therefore harms the individuals and limits the exercise of human rights. The IFMSA also emphasizes the importance of tailoring the services to the needs of left-behind populations such as people with disabilities or individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community and people living in poverty, among others.
IFMSA International Secretariat
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