Online comprehensive sexuality education - improving knowledge, changing lives!
Every young person will one day have life-changing decisions to make about their sexual and reproductive health. Yet research shows that the majority of adolescents lack the knowledge required to make those decisions responsibly, leaving them vulnerable to coercion, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.
Comprehensive sexuality education enables young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. And because these programmes are based on human rights principles, they advance gender equality and the rights and empowerment of young people.
Under the Nuwara Eliya Service Delivery Point's purview, a three-day CSE programme for students of the IVA PARA MEDICAL CAMPUS (PVT) LTD, a leading private nursing school with twelve affiliated study centres across Sri Lanka. P. Sivakumar, Senior Manager-FPA Suwasewa centre- Nuwaraeliya is the resource person for today's sessions, which will address the following topics: The Body, Puberty And Reproduction, Let Us Identify Our Body- Reproductive Organs, Physical, mental and social changes in adolescents, Guidance for positive behaviour, complications of teenage pregnancies and risk of unsafe, induced abortions. With a participant number of 597, this has been the highest number attending an online CSE session conducted by FPA.