People have multiple goals for comprehensive sex education programs, e.g., reducing teen pregnancy, reducing STD, and addressing adolescent questions and concerns about sexuality. This presentation will summarize the effects of 85 studies of sex and STD/HIV education programs around the world. It demonstrates that some programs reduce sexual risk behavior and others do not.
It identifies a few of the characteristics of effective programs, e.g., focusing on specific behaviors; giving a clear message about behaviors; identifying situations that might lead to unwanted and unprotected sex and how to avoid them; addressing perceptions of risk, attitudes about condoms and contraception, perceptions of peer norms, self-efficacy to avoid unprotected sex and to insist on using condoms or other forms of contraception, and intentions; and finally incorporating many interactive experiential activities to change each of these factors.
This presentation will describes a promising intervention that is designed not only to reduce sexual risk behavior, but also to increase the quality of sexual experience – to help young people have the kinds of sexual experience they would like to have and to avoid those they don’t want to have. It is based on a model that will help them
1) identify more clearly what they want to do and not do sexually with different people and in different situations,
2) improve their skills to communicate to their partner what they want to do and not do sexually and
3) improve their skills to please their partner.
About 10-15 % of adults have the experience of not getting pregnant, when they have a wish to have a child. For some, this life situation is resolved spontaneously. Some undergo investigation, followed by varying treatments, resulting in a child, some adopt, and for others this situation is permanent, and without a solution. When this is the case, existential questions often arise. Earlier studies show that couples who become parent after IVF-treatment are just as content, or more, with their relationships and sexuality compared to parent who conceived spontaneously. Little is known about the couples who continue their relation without a child. Clinical experiences are that many women and men struggle with questions concerning the meaning of sexuality.
In the framework of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) experience to promote sexual, bodily and reproductive health and rights, this paper will explore women's approach to sexuality, sexual health, sexual rights, and sexual pleasure based on the experience of the Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP) in Turkey, implemented in 42 cities. The paper will contexualize sexual health and rights in Muslim societies through a human rights approach, drawn on experiences of grassroots movement for women in Turkey, in a context where efforts to promote SRHR contend with patriarchal norms and taboos around sexuality.
Legal education in rural India which circumscribes rights of women with special focus on reproductive rights, rape laws, female feticide, domestic violence, child marriage etc. has played a pivotal role in translating these rights into practice. This has been possible through innovative legal education drives which have identified a set of para-legal women who act as reservoirs of knowledge and are adequately equipped to handle instances of violation of such rights.
It is commonly accepted that sex education should start at early age. Most teachers hold positive attitudes towards programs on sex education, but some surveys showed a discrepancy between overt attitudes towards sex education and willingness to practice this as part of the professional duty.
In many school settings, adolescent sexuality has been discussed largely in terms of sexual behaviour and risk. Little attention has been given to the positive aspects of sexuality and sexual expression. This study sought to explore how key stakeholders in three secondary schools in the UK understand youth sexual behaviours.
Does circumcision reduce the risk of HIV transmission? Relationship between male circumcision and HIV infection based on randomized, controlled intervention trial in three
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent