To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we have this new social media series.

For this week, our buzzword is “comprehensive sexuality education”.

It refers to a curriculum-based process of age-appropriate teaching and learning about various aspects of sexuality.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (2018)

A PIDS study saw that three years after the Department of Education established policies and guidelines for implementing CSE, there is now a pressing need for a more detailed plan at the instructional level. There is a need for qualified personnel, relevant instructional materials, improved coordination to ensure that guidelines are disseminated to the teachers, and monitoring mechanisms to guarantee that CSE targets are met on time.

Know more about CSE in the country by reading “Process Evaluation of Selected Programs of the Department of Health (DOH): RPRH Education and Communication” available at

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