Experts meet to discuss Guidance for Implementation of the Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe

BzGA/Bettina von Reden

Many countries in the WHO European Region are familiar with the Standards for sexuality education: A framework for policy makers, educational and health authorities and specialists (2010). Several countries have already translated the Standards into national languages and used them to improve existing sexuality education systems, however, many questions have been raised on e.g. what is the best way to develop a new programme or how to review an existing one.

To answer these questions an expert group under the leadership of BZgA, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, has developed the “Guidance for implementation” that was discussed during the expert meeting 6–7 September in Cologne, Germany.

Lively debates resulted in the final draft of the Guidance. The launch of the document is planned for early 2013.