Sexuality education in Chinese universities has to face many challenges. The reasons for this are fourfold:
1) The Chinese universities are still under the system of patriarchy, the male discourse still occupies the dominant status in the knowledge construction of the universities. Also, the concept, thought and term of gender/sexuality are quite new, and just introduced into within China in the recent decades.
2) In reality, the professors of the Chinese universities seldom pay attention to this topic. Most of them look on this topic according to the medical view, so they either believe it is not necessary to teach and research this topic or just think that it should be taught and researched from the angle of medicine.
3) The Chinese education system is centralized, so both developing and implementing curriculum in sexuality/gender, as well as any other discipline of curriculum, all need to be approved by the higher authority. However in most situations, the university authority deems that sexuality has nothing to do with other disciplines, so the curriculum is not allowed to enter into educational discourse, and
4) the administrators of teaching department personally have a conservative perspective on sexuality, and they think that sexuality should not be spoken about. However, under the background of HIV/AIDS, in 2002, the national government officially declared its commitment to sexuality education; but, the sexuality education in university has still not been implemented effectively and efficiently. In Harbin Medical University, we implemented program-based sexuality/gender education for students; implemented some pioneer actions in curriculum, advocacy, training–trainer activities by international experts, impetus of students’ participation and alternative channels for them to access sexuality information through the Internet; and NGO’s collaboration and integration.
We are trying to develop a model for sexuality education in university, but we clearly know more efforts should be strived for its future, especially in a medical university with scarce focus on humanity and social science.
The concept of gender dysphoria is a subject of intense controversy and debate. Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess demographic and clinical characteristics, comorbid disorders and sexual behavior of 84 gender dysphoric (gender identity disorder) persons, diagnosed according to DSM-5 and divided into 54 female-to-male (FTM) and 30 male-tofemale (MTF).
Objective: Through this research on the sexual life of wrinkly and elderly women in China, we hope to understand the status of sexual health of the aged Chinese women.
Introduction and objectives: Homosexuality has been considered a mental health disorder and this pathological view was challenged four decades ago culminating in diagnostic systems (the ICD and DSM) regarding it as an alternative lifestyle rather than a pathological state. Homosexual individuals are prone to psychological distress, which may manifest as depression and suicidal ideation. This has been attributed to the lingering discrimination homosexual individuals are exposed to. There is a dearth of information in Nigeria with regards to this topic and this work is an attempt to fill this gap. The objectives of this study were to determine and compare the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in homosexual students and heterosexual controls in a Nigerian university.
An audit of Western Australian universities found pre-service teachers have limited opportunity to study health-related courses (termed units in Australia), and when they are offered there is often little focus on Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE). Curtin University has recently established an undergraduate course for Bachelor of Education students, which focuses solely on the delivery of evidence-based SRE.
Mandatory sexual education in Mexican elementary schools still faces parents’ opposition under the arguments that their children are not old enough to be exposed to the subject. Through their own children’s drawings, this research proved to parents that their children had already been exposed to great extent of sexual information that needs scientific and correct guidance. The main objective of this exploratory study was to assess, through children’s drawings, their views about pregnancy at an early age and use the results to promote, among the parents, the acceptance of sexual education programs at the schools.
With the development of internet, cell phones and SNS, the new media has provided a huge opportunity for China to carry out sexual health education activities. We hope to use all these new media to promote Chinese sexual health.
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