Sex Education: Global Perspectives, Effective Programs and Socio-Cultural Challenges


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Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU029070

Sex Education: Global Perspectives, Effective Programs, and Socio-Cultural Challenges presents a comprehensive and cohesive overview of sexuality education, including frameworks, challenges, and contexts that should be considered by developers of sexuality education programs. This book is divided into three sections: 1) “Global Perspectives on Sexual Issues”; 2) “Effective Programs”; and 3) “Research on Sociocultural Challenges”. The first section addresses a human rights point of view as a central and sensitive challenge to sex education and refers to the fact that the Western and Eastern countries of the European Union, Latin American, and the world as a whole need access to quality sex education with an impact on love, care, and respect of adolescents and young people.

The second part of the book provides an overview of the status of sexual education programs based on Denmark, Ireland, and Mexico. In countries with fully developed comprehensive SE programs, authors show how teenage birth rates tend to be lower compared with countries in which SE is virtually absent. The last part of the book addresses three studies that show the importance of some sociocultural challenges that educators in sexuality may face when working with a vulnerable population such as women and men who have sex with men.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Using Human Rights to Mediate the Tensions between Religion and Sex Education
(Dr. Meghan Campbell, Lecturer-in-Law, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, USA and Deputy-Director, Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford, England, UK)

Chapter 2. Exploring Spaces for ‘Love’ in Sexuality Education Curricula across the European Union
(Joanne Cassar, Department of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta, Msida, Malta)

Chapter 3. A Proposal for a Nursing Model of Transition of Migrant Sexual Behavior
(Jesus A. Guerra-Ordoñez, DNS and Raquel A. Benavides-Torres, Ph.D., Unidad Academica Multidisciplinaria Matamoros, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Matamoros, Tamps, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 4. Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia: Recent Developments and Current Status
(Evert Ketting, Laura Brockschmidt, Ilona Renner, Lena Luyckfasseel, and Olena Ivanova, International SRHR Consultant, Zeist, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 5. The Porn Identity: Overcoming Cultural Barriers and Designing Effective Interventions in 21st Century Ireland
(Kate Dawson and Siobhán, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 6. Prenatal Care in Pregnant Adolescents
(Rosalva del Carmen Barbosa-Martinez, DNS, Raquel A. Benavides-Torres, Ph.D., and Dr. José Manuel Ramírez-Aranda, School of Nursing, University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon, Nuevo León, México, and others)

Chapter 7. Trends in Sexual Behavior and Knowledge on Reproduction in Adolescents
(Finn Friis Lauszus, Rebekka Oxenvad Svarrer, and Anna Lund Rasmussen, Gynecology Department, Herning Hospital, Herning, Denmark)

Chapter 8. Sexual Assertiveness and Decisional Balance Towards Condom Use in Women from Northeast Mexico
(Reyna Torres-Obregon, DNS and Dora Julia Onofre-Rodríguez, Ph.D., Departamento de Posgrado de la Facultad de Enfermeria, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico)

Chapter 9. Correlation between Previous Use, Personal Factors and Contraceptive Behavior in Women
(Lucía Caudillo-Ortega, DNS, María Luisa Flores-Arias, DNS and Raquel A. Benavides-Torres, Ph.D., Departmento de Enfermeria y Obstetricia sede Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, and others)

Chapter 10. Family and Partner Support for Safe Sex and Sexual Behavior in Men Who Have Sex with Men
(Carolina Valdez-Montero, DNS, Dora Julia Onofre-Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Jesica Guadalupe Auhumada-Cortez, DNS,, Nursing School, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and others)

Keywords: Sexual Issues, Education, Global Perspectives, Effective Programs, Socio-Cultural Challenges, Research

Audience: Students, Academics, Health professionals, Professors, Researchers, Practitioners

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