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Young People and Sexual Health: Towards Improved Standards for Sexual Education in Europe

Woensdag 21 oktober 2015 10:00-16:30 | Thon Hotel Brussels City - Brussels

Young People and Sexual Health: Towards Improved Standards for Sexual Education in Europe

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels Wednesday 21st October 2015

Key speaker
Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development
World Health Organisation (WHO)

Event Details 


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The World Health Organisation’s European Child and Adolescent Health Strategy (2015-2020) indicates that 25% of 15-year-olds have had sexual intercourse. In some countries more than 30% of these are not using condoms or any other form of contraception.

These and other figures demonstrate the need to further develop early childhood comprehensive sexuality education. A comprehensive approach can enable young people to make informed decisions about their sexuality and health, and to build healthy life skills while empowering them to develop more responsible behaviours.

This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss different strategies aimed at improving young people’s access to information, contraception and advice services. This symposium will also examine the importance of addressing the challenges related to young adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health through a multilevel approach that encompasses developing youth-friendly health services, parental capability, health-promoting schools as well as empowering young people to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

Delegates will also:
• Assess data collection and monitoring at national and European level on STIs/STDs and teenage pregnancy
• Discuss how to improve young people’s access to information, contraception and advice services
• Explore ways to promote and improve sexual and reproductive health education in family and school settings
• Determine ways to develop youth-friendly health services
• Discuss ways to empower young people to make good decisions, challenge peer pressure and rebuff risky behaviours

For further details, please refer to the enclosed event brochure.

In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).

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