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The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education provide a detailed framework for the development of effective, broadly based and inclusive sexual health education. The Guidelines provide information to guide the efforts of professionals working in the area of sexual health education and promotion, including curriculum and program planners, policy makers, educators (in and out of school settings) and health care professionals.
The first Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education were published in 1994 and were later revised in 2003. The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education, 2008 edition, is based on the 2003 edition, however, comments from a national evaluation survey that was undertaken in Fall 2007 as well as input from external reviewers have been incorporated. The Guidelines were developed with the expertise of professionals in various areas of sexual health, including education, research, public health, health promotion, medicine, nursing, social work, and psychology. The Guidelines are grounded on evidence-based research placed within a Canadian context.
The 2008 revisions to the Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education were made possible through the valuable input from individuals working in the field of sexual health education and promotion across Canada. Specifically, the Public Health Agency of Canada would like to acknowledge the following individuals who contributed to the development of this document: Laura Barbour, Mike Barrett, Sandra Byers, Kyla Christiansen, William Fisher, Jocelyne Maurice, Alexander McKay, Alison Nelson, Elaine Stewart and Kristopher Wells.
To obtain a copy of the Guidelines, contact:
the CATIE Ordering Centre
Sexual Health & Sexually Transmitted Infections Section
Community Acquired Infections Division
Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control
Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Fax: (613) 957-0381