Comprehensive sexuality education – CSE

International research says:

  • Parents don’t talk about sexuality with their children.
  • Openness about sexuality does not make more young people sexually active
  • Even if youngsters are aware of the risk by having unprotected sex, they don’t act according to their knowledge.
  • Dialogue in the relationship about the risk of unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, increases the use of contraception.
  • Young people using contraception by their sexual debut seem to keep “the good habit” later on in their sexual life, while youngsters having a sexual debut without contraception seem to keep “the bad habit”.

 

Conclusions from the reseach:

  • Young people will have sex, whether you talk about sexuality or not, but more young people will have unprotected sex, if you don’t talk about it.
  • Sexual education does not encourage young people to have sex
  • It is important that the parents send a signal that sexuality is not a taboo, and it’s legal to get and seek information even if they can’t give it themselves.
  • You have to start the sexual education before the young people become sexually active so they have the competences they need to handle risky situations.

 

References

”Unges seksuelle adfærd” (Young Peoples Sexual Behaviour); Frederiksberg; DK 1990
Sample: 1.800; Age group: 13 – 20 years

”Ung 99 – en seksuel profil” (Young 99 – A Sexual Profile); Frederiksberg; DK 2000
Sample: 7.355; Age group: 13 – 25 years

Ung 06 (Young06); National Board of Health; Denmark 2006
Sample: 4.090; Age group: 14 – 24 years

Proyecto Pro-Joven (Asi somos); Bolivia 2009
Sample: 1.600; Age group: 13 – 25 years

Youth and sexuality: The Ideal Orientation in Ghana; Ghana 2012
Sample: 1.600; Age group: 13 – 25 years

Proyecto Pro-Joven 2; Santa Cruz; Bolivia 2014
Sample: 1200; Age group 13 – 25 years

Comportamientoa y culturas sexuales y reproductivas en adolescentes y jóvenes de 13 a 25 años de comunidades de indígenas de Nauta en Loreto; Peru 2015
Sample: 437

Comportamientoa y Culturas Sexuales y Reproductivas en Adolescentes y Jóvenes de 13 a 25 años de comunidades de indígenas de Socos en Ayacucho; Peru 2015
Sample: 363