Reproductive Health Lessons: A Supplemental Curriculum for Young People

This curriculum is designed to supplement any life skills-based curriculum with Reproductive Health lessons. It is based on certain assumptions, including: 1. Young people have received training in life skills prior to the RH Lessons, 2. Leaders feel comfortable to deliver messages on reproductive health to youth, and 3. The RH Lessons are part of a life skills education program. The purpose of this supplemental reproductive health curriculum is to provide life skills-based youth development organizations with a minimal set of reproductive health and family planning lessons for inclusion in their programs. The supplemental lessons are best suited for young people ages 14 or higher and can be used with both in-school and out-of-school youth. Lessons can be presented by teachers, instructors, youth leaders or peer educators. The curriculum has been adapted for use in multiple countries. The following ten topics are addressed: Personal values, Puberty, Reproduction Review, Teen Pregnancy, Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs), HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Gender Roles & Stereotypes, and Gender-based and Sexual Violence.

Last modified: March 25, 2019

Language: English