Barama Charity Foundation

SEXUALITY AND HEALTH EDUCATION

SEX Education and health program

Barama charity Provides medical services, sanitary pads supply, health classes for women and children, counselling ,family planning.

·      Sex education is important and we know students who receive formal sex education in schools are shown to first have sexual intercourse later than students who have not had sex education.

·      It does not encourage teenagers to have sex, but encourages young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being.

·      Sex education should be mandatory, comprehensive, medically accurate, and taught throughout student's school years, just like math. It's been shown to help students, not to hurt., avoid unwanted pregnancies, obortions that can lead to death.

·      Helps people gain the relevant information, skills and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality.

·      Encourages Planned Parenthood, training of professionals, including educators and school-staff, community-based organization staff, and faith-based leaders.

Facts about comprehensive Sex Education

Sex education is primarily taught to prevent students from future encounters with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies, something that many high school students and women can face.

Sex education is high quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and sexuality, exploring values and beliefs about those topics and gaining the skills that are needed to navigate relationships and manage one’s own sexual health.

Sex education may take place in schools, in community settings, or online. Planned Parenthood believes that parents play a critical and central role in providing sex education to their children.

Comprehensive sexuality education refers to a range of topics:

·     Human Development (including reproduction, puberty, sexual orientation, and gender identity)

·     Relationships (including families, friendships, romantic relationships and dating)

·     Personal Skills (including communication, negotiation, and decision-making)

·     Sexual Behaviour (including abstinence and sexuality throughout life)

·     Sexual Health (including sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and pregnancy)

·     Society and Culture (including gender roles, diversity, and sexuality in the media)

What Role Does Planned Parenthood Play In Sex Education ? Planned Parenthood education provide a robust range of programming options, including:

·        Evidence-Based on education programs for young people, adults and priority populations

·        Sexually Transmitted Diseases Education Programs,

·        Sexual Violence Prevention

·        community-driven, culturally relevant health education programs.

·        Parent/Family Education Programs

·      Outreach and Single Session Workshops.

 LGBT Health Programs for LGBTQ youth and their parents/caregivers

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.

 Most of the teenagers from 13- to 18-years have ever had a sexual intercourse as a couple. According to the study carried out by the (CDC),Canada and UK , 3 out of 10 sexually active adolescents had a relationship with a friend and only 1 in 10 had one sexual intercourse ou forced to have sex.
According to the survey of CDC, 83% of youth between the ages of 14 and 18 say they are attracted to people of the other sex, 11% are attracted to people of both sexes, 5% question and 1% are attracted to people of the same sex.

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.

Possible reactions and emotions in parents

When it comes to their young people's sexuality, some parents will feel that they are losing their child. Other parents will be caught off guard by the idea of discussing sexuality with their teenager, not having the tools or the desire to have this kind of discussion.

 Others will feel more comfortable and will discuss the subject easily. Since each parent has his or her own challenges and comfort zones, all these reactions are possible. After all, sexuality refers to a value system that is very personal to everyone.

Whether we agree or not, if a young person wants information about sexuality, he or she will seek it, regardless of the source. As a parent, it may therefore be appropriate to be well informed and to think about what you want to pass on as information to your child. Then, we can talk to him or ask someone close to him to do it.

In Brief, Sexuality during the adolescence stage is expressed in many ways. Every young person has his/her own rhythm and above all, lives his/her own experience. The tool may be a valuable support in his/her career. We work closely with families and young people in primary schools to bring awareness about this important subject referred to as taboo by some cultures and lay out a solid foundation in young people ‘s health and personal career.

Parents’ insufficient knowledge and incompetency to manage sexual behaviors properly would cause inappropriate reaction, which can manipulate child’s natural process of sexual development.
Parents have an important role in sexual education. However, they usually have some barriers to do this education and often are not successful to educate their children in proper time and in both gendrs.

Risky sexual behaviors of adolescents in schools:

Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes.

·  For example, among U.S. high school students surveyed in 2017 by Data collection and analysis

·  40% had ever had sexual intercourse,10% had four or more sexual partners.

·  7% had been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to.

·  30% had had sexual intercourse during the previous 3 months, and, of these

· 46% did not use a condom the last time they had sex and 14% did not use any method to prevent pregnancy.

·  19% had drunk alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse

·  Nearly 10% of all students have ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus

Very few parents frequently discussed sexual issues with their children and many parents had difficulty in discussing important topics such as condom use. There is not any formal and informal education about children sexuality.

In many countries, due to the different reasons, schools have a little role in sexual education and therefore families have the main responsibility for this matter therefore family-based sex education is one of the topics that can empower parents to be effective in response to the sexual behavior of their children.

To reduce sexual risk behaviorsExternal and related health problems among youth, schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being including behaviors that reduce their risk for HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.

Abstinence from vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse is the only 100% effective way to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy. The correct and consistent use of male latex condoms can reduce the risk of STD transmission, including HIV infection. However, no protective method is 100% effective, and condom use cannot guarantee absolute protection against any STD or pregnancy.






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Barama Charity Foundation is, a non-profit charity helping poor people more especially the youth in Uganda and in Switzerland as one of our measures to fight against global poverty and HIV

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