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Shutterstock / Railings Family or school: who should teach teenagers about sex?

Shutterstock / Railings Family or school: who should teach teenagers about sex?

In our environment we have gone from seeing sexuality as something forbidden to contemplating it as something accessible and interesting. Not only for the pleasure it can provide but also for the status it grants within the peer group. Greater sexual behavior is related to more physical attractiveness, recognition or leadership capacity within the group. This is revealed […] … learn more→

In the world’s largest Muslim population, most parents support sexual health education in schools

In the world’s largest Muslim population, most parents support sexual health education in schools

Schools play an important role in ensuring that young people receive comprehensive education about relationships and sexual health. Based on three decades of research from around the world, we know that school-based education is highly effective. It supports young people to be happy and healthy adults, and it reduces their risk of harm. Sadly, many schools around […] … learn more→

Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria

Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the obstacles they had to overcome to implement sex education in their schools. Three lessons about overcoming these obstacles come out of researchthat several colleagues and I conducted on how sex education came […] … learn more→

Let’s talk about sex education: race and shame in South Africa

Let’s talk about sex education: race and shame in South Africa

There are many ways for young people to learn about sex. In talks between parents and children, in the sharing of information between peers, in initiation schools and in ceremonies preceding marriage, young people have learned about sex and sexual reproduction. They also learn about how societies define appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviour. The idea […] … learn more→