Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. As they grow up, young people face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior.
This study was a qualitative investigation into sexual attitudes and behaviours, and contraceptive use among Malaysian youth, based on constructs from the health belief model, theory of reasoned action, and problem behaviour theory. The participants were secondary school students and university undergraduates from Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The study found a lack of knowledge about sexual issues and contraception among the participants.
Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexualityincluding emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomysexual activitysexual reproductionage of consentreproductive healthreproductive rightssafe sexbirth control and sexual abstinence. Sex education that covers all of these aspects is known as comprehensive sex education. Common avenues for sex education are parents or caregivers, formal school programs, and public health campaigns.
Metrics details. Proponents have promoted sexuality education as a means of empowering adolescents, yet it has been thwarted in many low and middle-income countries. Nigeria represents an exception. Despite social opposition, the government in unexpectedly approved sexuality education policy.
This, the Muslim youngster told the magistrate she appeared before in March, is why she left her newborn baby to die in a garbage bag here in the Malaysian capital four months ago. The teenage mother was charged with abandoning her baby — a crime in this moderate Muslim-majority country, whose public has been increasingly worried by a spate of media reports police finding dead or alive newborn babies in trash bins and public places, including convenience stores. In the end, Fatimah, whose relationship with her boyfriend had ended, delivered a baby girl on the stairs of a shop, alone.
Welcome to the United Nations. Sexual and reproductive health policies are vital to empowering women and the youth, thus constituting a cornerstone of sustainable development, speakers said today as the Commission on Population and Development continued its general debate. Investment in those rights saves lives, enables women and girls to participate equally in economic and social activity and makes it possible for families to better invest in their children, she emphasized.
Learning about the birds and the bees is undeniably an incredibly daunting yet important task. With such variation even between individual schools, it is no wonder sex education differs vastly from country to country. Its absence in the curriculum, therefore, can have detrimental effects.
This generic qualitative study explores the perspective of Malaysian teachers regarding the constraints of the current school-based sexual and reproductive health education in secondary schools of Klang-Valley Malaysia. For this study, in-depth interviews were conducted with twenty eight science teachers of government schools. The majority of participants named the teaching strategy and capacity of teachers, the lack of co-operation from the school and parents, limited resources in teaching and students themselves as some of the challenges.
Please be aware that only presentations from those speakers who gave permission are available below. Whose decision? A Maori indigenous perspective to effective sexual health promotion Karen Biggs Deadly Liver Mob: An incentive-based, peer-referral project increasing sexual health screening in Aboriginal People in Western Sydney Megan Smith Fall in genital warts diagnoses in the general and Indigenous Australian population following HPV vaccination: analysis of national hospital data Simon Graham The sustainability of a sexual health quality improvement program in regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in New South Wales Lisa Natoli Benefits and barriers to integration of Chlamydia and gonorrhoea point-of-care testing into remote communities Rosalind Foster Does being in a regional area impact on the timeliness of treatment?