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Congreso morelense interescolar sobre sexualidad humana. Promoting comprehensive sexuality education at high schools in Cuernavaca, Moreles, Mexico: The experience of a 20-year old psychology student.

Congreso morelense interescolar sobre sexualidad humana. Promoting comprehensive sexuality education at high schools in Cuernavaca, Moreles, Mexico: The experience of a 20-year old psychology student.

For the first time, my high school classmates received lectures on many sexual topics from the hand of experienced sexologists belonging to the Mexican Association for Sexual Health. Driven by the positive results of the project, I decided to create an Inter-scholar Congress of Human Sexuality that would gather high schools of Cuernavaca in order to promote human rights and evidence-based sexuality education.

The first Congress took place at the Tec Milenio University, March 3rd-March 7th 2008, with the participation of 4 schools. Over 450 students attended lectures on themes related to the components of human sexuality. The Congress was a complete success, it showed the necessity of young people to have exclusive spaces to talk and learn about their sexuality.

The Second Congress is scheduled for march 2009 at the National Institute of Public Health with the participation of 6 schools. Media attention has been a key element in this project’s development, because colleges are more motivated to participate and fund the Congress when they are presented not only with pedagogical benefits, but with publicity benefits as well. PAHO, (2000);  Promotion of Sexual Health: Recommendations for Action.

Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2009

WAS 2009

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