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Researchers found that the demands of stereotypical gender roles decrease the sleep quality of both men and women. https://t.co/2c7xdMHOM4 #genderequality

Thanks to our vocational training program in Malawi, young women like Bertha can gain the skills to support their families while learning about #genderequality. Meet Bertha: https://t.co/KLowhRfQF5 #GBV

Five ways women, and the world, are held back when both men and women lack access to sexual and #reprohealth education and safe, voluntary #familyplanning methods: https://t.co/vfrNHirqEU

In our Austin-area adolescent sexual health program Re:MIX, young parents are peer educators, working w/ health educators & telling their stories. @SXSW @SXSWEDU peeps—check out this session in the #SXSWEDU #PanelPicker (and vote!): https://t.co/ovGTS1BBOY #YouthDay #SexEducation

Through our PhotoVoice project, Re:MIX youth Peer Educators are able to reflect on their own #SRHR experiences and in turn, better help students process sexual and gender content. https://t.co/kKxny6JSTi #youthday

6000 adolescent girls and young women become infected with HIV every week. Education plays a critical role in ensuring young women and girls have access to the HIV prevention info and services they need. https://t.co/gecJP98ZGx #YouthDay #TransformingEducation

[Blog] On #InternationalYouthDay we celebrate comprehensive life skills education for young ppl to support their right to gender-equitable sexual & reproductive health services & participating as equal members in society: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

#youthday #SRHR

She has the right.

To information. To health care. To choose.

On #InternationalYouthDay we say that every girl and young woman must have access to sexual education. So she can make decisions about her body, her life & her future.

Only then can we truly #TransformEducation

We stand with you, Dr. Kanem (@Atayeshe) and @UNFPA!

Here's our #youthday blog on youth, #SRHR, and #genderequality: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

"The potential of young people is limitless, if we can more effectively reach these young people with accurate, appropriate information and services that respect, protect, and fulfill their #humanrights." - Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth https://t.co/2pnBT5BkE0 #youthday

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Integration of HIV and STI Prevention, Sexuality, and Dual Protection in Family Planning Counseling

Integration of programs for family planning (FP) and for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) involves the provision of FP and STI prevention (including HIV) and care services as part of a unified, coordinated strategy that addresses clients’ risks for unintended pregnancy and STI transmission (including HIV), as well as for pregnancy and HIV-related care and support. An integrated approach to counseling is often a key component of integrated programs and services, and this more comprehensive, client-centered approach to counseling has become critically important in light of the growing HIV and AIDS pandemic. Not only do FP clients need to understand their risks for HIV and to take these risks into account when making decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, but HIV-positive women have pregnancy prevention needs as well. Clients’ needs related to HIV and FP are often inextricably linked, and addressing sexuality is fundamental to both.

EngenderHealth developed Integration of HIV and STI Prevention, Sexuality, and Dual Protection in Family Planning Counseling: A Training Manual to help increase providers’ comfort in addressing sensitive issues related to sexuality, gender, and HIV and AIDS, and to clarify the values and overcome the biases necessary to do so. This two-volume set (manual and handouts) features participatory exercises on sexuality and gender; STI transmission (including HIV), prevention, and dual protection; integrated counseling skills; and other trainers’ resources. It is designed primarily for training of health care providers who offer counseling services, but the exercises can be used with a wide range of individuals who work in sexual and reproductive health, including all levels of FP staff; health outreach workers; HIV and STI educators, counselors, and frontline staff; and members of community groups.

View or download the manual (PDF, 1.5 M) or handouts (PDF, 991 KB).

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