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Sexualities Education

Sexualities education denotes the range of pedagogical interventions with children and young people around sexualities, reproduction and reproductive biology and rights, sexual health, and issues concerning sexual consent and protection. These approaches are known by a range of terminologies in different jurisdictions, including sex education, sex and relationship education, comprehensive sexuality education, school-based sex education, and sexual and reproductive health education. Sexualities education curricula are delivered by various actors, including specialist and non-specialist teachers, health workers such as school nurses and health educators, and community-based youth workers. This entry examines the aims of sexualities education, its variations over time and across cultures, and ongoing debates about the appropriateness of sexualities education.

The Aims of Sexualities Education

The aims of sexualities education may be summarised as providing accurate ...

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