Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a form of sexuality education which recognizes that information on human sexuality alone is not enough, and therefore seeks to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality in all spheres of life. CSE can contain multiple components such as gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS (including information about services and clinics), sexual citizenship, pleasure, consent, violence, sexual and gender diversity and relationships. At CHOICE we believe that CSE programs should be rights-based, gender-sensitive, and sex-positive. Furthermore, a well thought-out CSE program will take the local lived realities of young people into account, this means that while programs may follow the same basic structure they should be adapted to the local context. CSE programs do not necessarily need to be school-based.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation