Sexual and reproductive ill-health is a major contribution to the burden of disease among young people. The right of access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is grounded in fundamental human rights. The objective of CSE is to ensure that young people can build their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to responsibly enjoy their sexuality – physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. It empowers young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. There is clear evidence that CSE has a positive impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), notably contributing towards reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and unintended pregnancy.
Photo: © Edm (El Salvador)
MMS Member organisations from the SRHR group expressed their desire to increase their knowledge and understanding about the current situation related to CSE:
- What are the latest guidelines/ standard /concepts with regards to CSE?
- What are the current best practices in the area of sexuality education?
- How can they be adapted to different context?
Time: 9:15am – 12:15pm (approx. 3 h)
Please register by emailing to Mira Gardi (MMS): firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderators: Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO) and Andréa Rajman (MMS)
We have the pleasure to learn from Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO.
Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli works on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. With over 25 years of experience, he focuses on building the evidence base on ASRH, and supporting countries to translate this evidence into action through well-conceived and well-managed policies and programmes.