Sexual and reproductive health and rights

implications for comprehensive sex education among young people in Uganda

Liesbeth E. Rijsdijk*, Rico Lie, Arjan E. R. Bos, Joanne N. Leerlooijer, Gerjo Kok

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the findings from an explorative study comparing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) against local realities for young people in Uganda. This was done by analysing statements by Ugandan adolescents extracted from focus group discussions relating to two SRHRs central in this research: (1) the right of young people to complete and accurate information; and (2) the right to self-determination.
    We found discrepancies between these universally formulated rights and the (political, economic and community) context young Ugandans live in. Consequently, we argue how comprehensive rights-based sex education should take this local reality into account to make SRHR meaningful for Ugandan adolescents. Implications for the content, form and context of comprehensive rights-based sex education are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-422
    Number of pages14
    JournalSex Education: sexuality, society and learning
    Volume13
    Issue number4
    Early online date24 Dec 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • sex education
    • sexual and reproductive health
    • religious norms
    • rights
    • Uganda
    • GENDER
    • HIV

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    In: Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning , Vol. 13, No. 4, 2013, p. 409-422.

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