Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Asia: A Regional Brief

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Over 60% of the world’s young people between the ages of 15-24 live in the Asia-Pacific region, where in some countries, young people now account for almost a third of the population. Despite the diversity within this demographic, they share many common barriers to enjoying their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which includes poverty, migration, religious fundamentalism and extremism, climate change, access to education and information services employment opportunities, and healthcare. The current paper reiterates the importance of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in providing a rights-based framework for young people with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the initiation of sex and sexual behaviours, thus preventing negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

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Year:
2018

Author:
Samreen Shahbaz