The subject of HIV and STIs is a central one from a prevention perspective, but from young people’s perspective it is just one among many. For this reason HIV and STI prevention has to be conceived and implemented in a comprehensive manner when addressed in a school context. In schools we can reach young people from different social backgrounds with our new project. In addition, new generations naturally have to acquire knowledge and competencies; it is our goal to teach these interactively in our project, and »from person to person« in conversations.
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The Federal Centre for Health Education is not just planning the new project for the target groups described; it is developing it from the outset with them. We are including representatives of the target groups involved in the planning and implementation process from the start. At preparatory workshops, we discussed our initial thoughts in depth with representatives from the relevant ministries in the federal states, with parent-and-teacher organizations, with advice centres and competence centres working in HIV and STI prevention and sexual health. And of course we also consulted with students attending different types of school. Together and in partnership we then developed the goals stated above and compiled the central contents for the following six modules for the future project:
This module will focus on information about HIV and STIs generally, about how they are transmitted and about how students can protect themselves; it will also focus on advice and assistance services and on showing solidarity with those affected.
This module is intended to look first at the body, feelings and sexuality on the individual level – including in relation to other, different sexualities.
This module is intended to provide information about, and confrontation, with different sexualities.
This module aims to look at being a partner in a relationship with a focus on love, relationships and communication.
This module will introduce the self-determination and protection rights in place in Germany and other countries.
This module will discuss how to critically confront the different portrayals of sexualities in the different media – with a special focus on electronic media.