CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 2007. Practical use of program evaluation among sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs. Atlanta (GA): CDC.
Every Woman Every Child. 2017. Technical guidance for prioritizing adolescent health.
IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation. 2016. Everyone's right to know: delivering comprehensive sexuality education for all young people. London: IPPF.
Kivela, J.; Ketting, E.; Baltussen, R.; Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). Medical Centre. 2011. Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based sexuality education programmes in six countries: full report. Paris: UNESCO.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Women Deliver. 2018. Advocating for change for adolescents! A practical toolkit for young people to advocate for improved adolescent health and well-being. Geneva: WHO.
Stibbe, D.T.; Reid, S.; Gilbert, J.; The Partnering Initiative (TPI); UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs). 2019. Maximising the impact of partnerships for the SDGs: a practical guide to partnership value creation. Oxford: TPI; New York: UNDESA.
UNESCO. 2017. CSE scale-up in practice: case studies from Eastern and Southern Africa. Paris: UNESCO.
UNESCO. 2012. Comprehensive sexuality education: the challenges and opportunities of scaling-up. Paris: UNESCO.
UNESCO; UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2015. Comprehensive sexuality education in teacher training in Eastern and Southern Africa.
UNESCO; UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2012. Sexuality education: a ten-country review of school curricula in East and Southern Africa. UNESCO: Paris; UNFPA: New York.
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2015. The evaluation of comprehensive sexuality education programmes: a focus on the gender and empowerment outcomes. New York: UNFPA.
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund); Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) [Federal Centre for Health Education]. 2017. Introducing sexuality education: key steps for advocates in Europe and Central Asia. Sexuality education policy brief number 3. Cologne: BZgA.
WHO (World Health Organization). Developing sexual health programmes: a framework for action. Geneva: WHO.
Available CSE curricula
Advocates for Youth. Rights, respect, responsibility: A K-12 sexuality education curriculum.
The curriculum covers all school age groups and is fully downloadable, with supplemental materials.
Advocates for Youth; UNESCO; UNFPA. 2015. Regional lesson plans: a set of individual scripted lesson plans for comprehensive sexuality education in East and Southern Africa.
A set of 14 individual scripted lesson plans to support school-based delivery of CSE in East and Southern Africa.
Population Council. 2009. It’s all one curriculum: guidelines and activities for a unified approach to sexuality, gender, HIV, and human rights education.
Provides a rationale, content, and sample activities for placing gender and rights at the centre of sexuality and HIV curricula – both as stand-alone modules and integrated with topics such as relationships, puberty, and condom use. It is aimed at learners aged 15 and above, but can be adapted for learners as young as 10.
Save the Children Sweden. 2012. Toolkit on "Children and adolescents' sexual and reproductive health rights".
Toolkit contains activity guides for children age 10-13 and adolescents age 14-17 as well as guides for parents, service providers and facilitators.
UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa. 2019. Let's talk early and unintended pregnancy. Harare: UNESCO.
This resource for adolescents looks at issues of puberty, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and relationships. The Let's Talk campaign website contains a package of communication materials.
WHO (World Health Organisation) Regional Office for Europe; Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) [Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA). 2010. Standards for sexuality education in Europe: a framework for policy-makers, educational and health authorities and specialists. Cologne: BZgA.
Outlines the process for developing a national school-based sexuality education programme and provides step-by-step guidance on how to introduce new or improve existing sexuality education programmes.
Introducing a new CSE programme or reviewing an existing one
ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women). 2018. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Asia: a regional brief. Kuala Lumpur: ARROW.
Examples of CSE implementation in 11 countries from South, South East and Central Asia.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 2013. Community needs assessment: participant handbook. Atlanta (GA): CDC.
A workbook with guiding tools for determining CSE needs in a community.
ETR; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);. 2012. General adaptation guidance: a guide to adapting evidence-based sexual health curricula. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR.
Provides general green (safe), yellow (proceed with caution), and red (unsafe) light adaptation guidance for practitioners considering making adaptations to sexual health evidence-based interventions.
IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation). 2009. From evidence to action: advocating for comprehensive sexuality education. London: IPPF.
Specific guidance on how to create positive, enabling environments for implementing CSE.
UNESCO. 2016. Strengthening comprehensive sexuality education for young people in school settings in Zambia: a review and documentation of the scale-up process. Paris: UNESCO.
Provides a detailed case study for schools that are either beginning a new CSE programme or scaling up an existing one.
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2014. UNFPA operational guidance for comprehensive sexuality education. New York: UNFPA.
The guidance provides a situation assessment tool with questions to ask and ideas on how to address gaps in teacher training.
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2004. Education is empowerment: promoting goals in population, reproductive health and gender: report of a technical consultation on UNFPA role in education. 8-10 December 2003 - New York. New York: UNFPA.
Examples of CSE implementation in India, Mongolia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Yemen, and selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
WPF (World Population Foundation); STOP AIDS NOW! 2009. Improving the quality of SRHR education programmes for young people. Utrecht: WPF; Amsterdam: STOP AIDS NOW!
A readiness checklist for CSE programmers to use in the community.