Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Launch of sexual health resources

Launch of sexual health resources

Health Minister Annette King visited Wainuiomata High School today to launch a new series of sexual health resources for year 9 and 10 students (aged 13 – 15 years).

Ms King said the new resources, a video, a Compact Guide to Sexual Health booklet, and a Teachers' Guide to Sexual Health, had been developed by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education in consultation with students and community groups.

“Sexual health is a key learning area in the health and physical education component of the New Zealand curriculum. These new resources are designed to meet the needs of young people for up-to-date, relevant and accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health in a format they can relate to,” she said.

Students from Wainuiomata High School were involved in developing the video and members of the Hutt Valley Teen Parents Programme also share their experiences in the video.

Ms King said it was important to remember, when developing health education resources, that “what adults and health professionals think will work does not always coincide with how young people think. Therefore, having input from young people into the development process is a key factor in whether the resources will be successful or not."

Young New Zealanders had relatively high rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections, suggesting young people needed more information, she said.

“International evidence suggests that countries with comparatively good sexual health outcomes, particularly for young people, share similar approaches to promoting good health, such as open, honest discussion about sex and sexuality at all levels of society.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news