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Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It goes beyond simply providing education about reproduction, risks and diseases by also addressing positive sexuality and relationships, and the broader sociocultural and gender influences on sexual and reproductive health, with an emphasis on developing life skills. School-based age-appropriate CSE is an effective means of reaching a large population of children and young people, particularly where rates of school participation are high. This overview of the status of in-school CSE in Asia and the Pacific provides a strong evidence base on the reach and impact of this across the region.

This summary review comes with a package of five factsheets and six videos. The factsheets shed light on different aspects of school-based CSE: enabling framework, curriculum, teacher’s preparedness, monitoring and assessment, and needs of young people. See the factsheet on CSE in Thailand.

These communication assets can be used as a whole set or individually.

Factsheet 1: Enabling framework for sexuality education

Factsheet 2: Curriculum

Factsheet 3: Teachers’ preparedness

Factsheet 4: Monitoring and assessment

Factsheet 5: Meeting needs of young people

Video 1: Learn, Protect, Respect, Empower with Comprehensive Sexuality Education [full version]

Video 2: What is CSE and how can it impact young people’s lives?

Video 3: How does CSE equip young people to address sexual harassment?

Video 4: CSE provides a positive approach to menstrual health

Video 5: CSE encourages respectful relationships in the digital age

Video 6: CSE encourages mutual respect in relationships