Our sex ed instructors and parents didn’t talk openly and honestly about sex, and so we relied on myths, pop culture, and each other. In my work with IPPF/WHR, I have had the opportunity to talk to young people from throughout the Americas and Caribbean. While sexuality education programs have...Read more
This week, Catholic organizations in the Dominican Republic took legal action against Profamilia and its campaign on sexual rights, claiming that the ads were in violation of several legal and constitutional regulations. The campaign has been aired on television and in print, carrying the slogan “...Read more
This week, Catholic organizations in the Dominican Republic took legal action against Profamilia and its campaign on sexual rights, claiming that the ads were in violation of several legal and constitutional regulations. The campaign has been aired on television and in print, carrying the slogan “...Read more
Last week in Mexico City, Regional Advocacy Officer Flor Hunt attended the Consultation of the Americas, “A New Culture of Health in the School Context.” The meeting brought together the Ministers of Education and other health and education experts from fifteen Latin American and Caribbean...Read more
Last month in Santiago, Chile, a group experts and decision makers in the field of sexual and reproductive health were brought together to examine how much progress has been made in increasing young people’s access to comprehensive sexuality education in Latin American schools. The meeting was...Read more
A group of Guatemalan youth advocates for comprehensive sexuality education are gathered in a circle, sharing common myths about sex. If a girl has wide hips, she’s not a virgin. Boys cannot properly develop if they don’t have sex. It’s impossible to get pregnant the first time you have sex. In a...Read more
A group of Guatemalan youth advocates for comprehensive sexuality education are gathered in a circle, sharing common myths about sex. If a girl has wide hips, she’s not a virgin. Boys cannot properly develop if they don’t have sex. It’s impossible to get pregnant the first time you have sex. In a...Read more
Realizing that a holistic and accurate sex education program relies on more than just the school system, NGOs have stepped in to fill the gap. The Jamaica Family Planning Association (JFPA) is one organization working to empower young people--and the institutions that serve them--to access sexual...Read more
Throughout Mexico, Mexfam employs approximately 1,000 health promoters. These promoters educate community members about sexual ad reproductive health and provide a much-needed link to Mexfam’s clinical services—as well as condoms and contraception—in rural and underserved areas. As part of this...Read more
Throughout Mexico, Mexfam employs approximately 1,000 health promoters. These promoters educate community members about sexual ad reproductive health and provide a much-needed link to Mexfam’s clinical services—as well as condoms and contraception—in rural and underserved areas. As part of this...Read more