The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4158.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 1:24 PM

Abstract #48347

NGO Tools for Advancing Sexual Health: The IPPF/WHR Trainerís Guide as an Example

Judith F. Helzner, MA, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, Inc, 120 Wall Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3905, 212-214-0245,, Alessandra Guedes, MA, MSc, Western Hemisphere Regional Office, International Planned Parenthood Federation / WHR, 120 Wall Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10005-3902, and Lara Bonham Tabac, PhD, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, Inc., 120 Wall Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902.

IPPF/WHR has created a manual called Trainer's Guide in Sexual Health. Produced in three-ring binder format for ease of use, this 500-page manual includes a wide range of participatory didactic exercises as well as fact sheets on topics including:

- Counseling - The Social Construction of Gender Identity - Sexuality and Adolescence - Sexuality - Negotiation and Safer Sex - Sexuality and Family Planning - Sexually Transmitted Infections - Training Skills and Techniques

This presentation will allow participants to become familiar with the contents, including sharing a few sample exercises. Lessons from its use in the field, and the use of other training tools with health providers, will complement the presentations by W.H.O., UNFPA, and the Ford Foundation on sexuality and sexual health, by demonstrating the real-life changes that need to be promoted if policies and programs are to be implemented in meaningful ways.

Learning Objectives: Listeners will

Keywords: Training, Sexuality

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Tools for Healthy Sexuality

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA