The project Culturally Appropriate Information, Education and Communication Strategies for Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health in Cusco, Peru was designed in response to the evident lack of information and education on adolescent reproductive health in the country and, in particular, in the rural areas of the department of Cusco. Research revealed that a great need for sexual and reproductive health information still exists among indigenous adolescents in the rural areas of the region and that sexual education programs have to be sustainable. This report recommends that the Ministry of Education train more teachers in sexual and reproductive health topics, taking into account the special characteristics of the rural adolescent population. Appropriate curriculum, methodologies, and materials should be developed with regard to cultural and gender differences. Educational authorities should also promote supplementary sexual education through radio programs during the school period and also during school vacations.
Florez-Arestegui Cornejo, Marco and Rosalinda Barreto Silva. 2004. "Culturally appropriate information, education and communication strategies for improving adolescent reproductive health in Cusco, Peru," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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