Education Sector Response to Early and Unintended Pregnancy: A Review of Country Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Share-Net NL on October 12, 2015 at 5:30 am

This report highlights key inconsistencies and gaps in education sector responses to adolescent pregnancy and motherhood in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite progress made in developing curricula, none of the six countries currently offers comprehensive sexuality education as defined by UNESCO, and pregnancy prevention is not a central feature of life skills education. When pregnancy prevention is taught, it is introduced too late (i.e., at the secondary school level).
Author: Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Anne Katahoire, Francis Obare, Patricia Machawira
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