WHO Guidance for implementation

Standards for sexuality education in Europe

The WHO guidance for implementation outlines the process for developing a national or subnational school-based sexuality educational programme based on the WHO/BzgA Standards for sexuality education in Europe. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to introduce new or improve existing sexuality education programmes.

The guidance is designed to build on a curriculum framework. After a general introduction to a holistic understanding of sexuality education, the Guidance introduces other recent international publications and developments in the field and analyses them with regard to common challenges and opportunities for sexuality education.

The standards for sexuality education are available in Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, ROmanian, Russian and Spanisch. Link

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Table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Organizing sexuality education development
  3. Agreeing on the curriculum framework
  4. Buidling the syllabus – brief overview
  5. Development and implementation of teacher training
  6. Monitoring and evaluation
  7. Dissemination and promotion of the new sexuality education programme
  8. Concluding remarks
  9. Glossary
  10. References



Target group:

Policy makers, Professionals, Lecturers




The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), WHO Regional Office for Europe


WHO Regional Office for Europe (World Health Organization) and BZgA Germany (Federal Centre for Health Education / Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung).

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Published by  Safe 28 August 2018