Youth with disabilities (YWD) need developmentally appropriate sex education to stay safe and healthy and to achieve self-determination.
Can school-based sex education programs become an important strategy in preventing harm?
While sexuality education can support children and young people with disabilities in their sexual development and contribute to their wellbeing, challenges to its provision exist.
The purpose of this review is to critically analyse the extant research and help readers understand the ways the school-based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can contribute towards youth development and urge policymakers to implement nationwide good-quality, scientific, culturally relevan
School-based sex education plays a vital role in the sexual health and well-being of young people. Little is known, however, about the effectiveness of efforts beyond pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social aspects of sexuality.
The expansion of school-based sexuality education in most countries has taken place with a strong focus on conveying information about sexual and reproductive health.
Improved access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information is essential for supporting adolescents and youth in making informed decisions and optimizing each young person’s outcomes related to their SRH, health and well-being and countries’ current and future social and econ
This Guidance complements and refers to the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published in 2018.
The aim of this commentary is to highlight sub-Saharan Africa’s CSE curriculum adaptation and implementation challenges and recommend areas for improvement.