|Youth Sexual Health Education in Collaboration with Local Level Actors (EU, Interreg IIIA)|
Youht Sexual Health Education in Collaboration with Local Level Actors - Nuorten seksuaaliterveyden edistäminen paikallistason yhteistyönä - Noorte seksuaaltervise edendamine kohaliku omavalitsuse ja kolmanda sekstori koostöös
Young people need information regarding sexual health that helps them to acquire accurate information, develop life skills, positive attitudes and values. Youth start to be interested in sex and the issues about sex and sexuality in younger age than earlier. E.g. the popular culture emphasized by sex and sexuality affect on it.
Amount of the infections of some sexually transmitted diseases have increased both in Finland and Estonia among young people. For example, in Finland the Chlamydia infections have had a growing trend during last five years (KTL 2006). In Estonia about half of new registered HIV-infections have been among young people during last few years (TAI 2007).
The project aims to affect these phenomena by means of health promotion and preventive work. The existing know-how and materials about the sexual health promotion of young people is collected. Ba-sed on this, the needed and missing material will be developed in the project by the cross-sectoral group of local experts. The cross-border collaboration supports this core group to develop the material. The project offers information and platform to change the experiences to people who work with young people on the field of sexual health education. The concrete activities of the project are cross-boarder gatherings, visits and seminars.
Main goals of the project
Goals of the project
As a result of the project the knowledge of the sexual health promotion and skills to distribute the information regarding sexual health will be increased among school nurses, teachers and NGOs working with young people in the participating municipalities. Sexual health education will have an important role in education of young people. The cooperation between different sectors will be stronger. Also the skills for national and international level cooperation and changing of experiences about youth sexual health education will be easier and stronger among participating partners.
Long run outcomes of the project
KTL 2006. Tartuntataudit Suomessa 2005.
The project is co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State Provincial Office of Western Finland. It is running in South Finland and Estonia Interreg IIIA –programme.
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