Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth

Young people obtain a variety of conflicting and confusing messages about sexuality and gender. We believe that a thorough and high quality curriculum-based sexuality education program can help all children and young people navigate these messages, and develop positive norms about themselves, about relationships and about their health as well as responsible citizenship. Although most governments have some type of sexuality education programs in place, such programs are often weak or unevenly implemented. Importantly, emerging research findings about effective approaches, along with the advent of new resources for implementing these approaches, make this a particularly opportune moment for advancing this basic human right.


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