Sexuality and Sex Education

Young people need to understand their sexuality: to be informed about how their body works and changes as they become adults.

Evidence suggests instruction in ‘safe sex’ – in isolation – does not elicit responsible decision-making about sexual behaviour. Young people also need to be equipped with the skills to form meaningful relationships and understand the context within which sexual relations take place.

While many excellent curricula on reproductive health for youth exist, few address the emotional, cultural and social dimension of sexuality or the information and skill-building inherent to positive relationships and responsible decisions about sexual behaviour.  Through our programs, we aim to:

  • Increase their knowledge about the body, fertility and the changes they experience as they approach puberty
  • Address issues such as sexuality, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, body image, gender roles and the need for healthy boundaries
  • Build their negotiation and communication skills so that they can develop meaningful relationships
  • Improve the ability of parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to communicate with and support positive sexual and reproductive health behaviors of younger adolescents

Information contained here is for interest only. To use this service effectively, a full course of instruction by an experienced educator accredited in the  Sympto-Thermal Method is recommended.