Sexuality Education: What Is It?

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: October 2015

Author: UNFPA / WHO Europe / BZgA

Publisher: UNFPA / WHO Europe / BZgA

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This policy brief provides an overview of key issues in sexuality education. It focuses primarily on sexuality education in Europe and Central Asia but is also relevant to countries outside of these regions.

Sexuality education aims to develop and strengthen the ability of children and young people to make conscious, satisfying, healthy and respectful choices regarding relationships, sexuality and emotional and physical health. Sexuality education does not encourage children and young people to have sex.