From Paper to Practice: Sexuality Education Policies and Their Implementation in Ghana

by Kofi Awusabo-Asare, Melissa Stillman, Sarah Keogh et al.
Guttmacher Institute, April 2017

84 pp. 1.2 MB
https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/sexuality-education-ghana-
report.pdf

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education is a key component in a multifaceted approach to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents. Teachers reported challenges to teaching SRH topics effectively, including lack of time, lack of appropriate skills and inadequate teaching materials. Overall, schools in Ghana are implementing an advanced program compared with programs in other countries in the region.    Further steps should be taken to demystify and desensationalize sexuality among adolescents, and continued sensitization of the community, teachers and school heads is needed to ensure that adolescents are supported in learning SRH-related skills.

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