Social Norms Related to Reproductive Health for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Burundi (4) International technical guidance on sexuality education

25 July, 2021

I wonder if HIFA should support and help maintain the use of the International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) by parents, guardians teachers, health and social workers in Burundi and elsewhere.

Perhaps the syllabus from the International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) should be made available to the children and adolescents that are being taught in Burundi as well as to the parents, legal guardians, teachers, faith leaders, educational, health and social care professionals. This would accord with the ethics of consent, understanding and information sharing advice of our ethical advisory body in the UK - The GMC. The guidance is explained in another post.

https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/adolescence/comprehe...

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): 'The International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials. It is immediately relevant for government education ministers and their professional staff, including curriculum developers, school principals and teachers.']