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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.

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

For more information about this review, see the background research report.