The role of education in promoting young people’s sexual and reproductive health
The good practice guide explores the challenges facing practitioners and policy-makers in resource-constrained countries who are trying to develop educational initiatives aimed at promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people. The resource sets out good practice guidelines for work in school settings, out-of-school contexts and in higher education. These guidelines are illustrated by examples of innovative practice from across the world.
After review of the objectives, design, implementation and results from programmes that span three continents, conclusions on important factors in running successful programmes are outlined. These included sharing of ideas and responsibility, active involvement of young people in the programmes, starting from a clear values base, supporting adults in their work, planning for sustainability and acknowledging and incorporating the importance of context when designing and implementing educational programmes. [adapted from author]