Methods: As an attempt to provide a more child-orientated research approach to data collection, a sample of 300 elementary school students between 9 and 11 years of age (from grades 5 and 6) were asked to answer, with a drawing, the questions: – What would happen to you, if you were pregnant, and in the case of boys, if somebody were pregnant of you? Maintaining the confidentiality of the drawings, the results were shared with the school staff and parents during a parents’ meeting.
Results: The drawings were sorted in categories on the basis of gender, age, content, cognitive competence and emotional responses. The findings revealed that children of this sample have considerable knowledge about pregnancy, and the pregnancy consequences in a child’s life. Among the different subjects, the highlights were concentrated on children’s feelings, parents’ reactions, school dropout, bullying, single parenthood, responsible parenthood, abortion and homeless situations.
Conclusions: The drawing technique allowed the children to actively participate and communicate their thoughts. The content of the drawings identified themes that prove the need to implement scientific programs of sex education in elementary schools. Most parents positively changed their opinion on sex education, after seeing the drawings of children.
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.
Everyone has the right of sex. The patients of infectious disease also have the right to enjoy sex. However, in fact, many people with AIDS or STD diseases do not have a regular sexual life. Our work aims to address this difficulty and offer good suggestions to those patients suffering from the STD, syphilis.
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.
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