For additional information on the topics discussed in this section, please visit the following links:

The International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, referenced throughout this Toolkit, offers a wide range of guidance on supporting country and regional leaders in putting mechanisms into place to successfully implement and sustain CSE programming.

Facing the Facts: The Case for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, a UNESCO policy paper describing the science-based support for CSE, along with the barriers to successful implementation at the country and regional levels. It includes calls to action to ensure delivery of comprehensive sexuality education in line with commitments made within SDG 4.

UNFPA, WHO, and BZgA’s Sexuality Education Policy Brief Number 2 summarizes some of the most salient impacts of CSE.

UNESCO’s Emerging Evidence: Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education: A Global Review, 2015 offers extensive rationales and links to additional research for making the case for CSE at the country and regional levels.

Sexuality Education: Emerging Trends in Evidence and Practice is an open-access research article offering additional rationales and links to global literature relating to the effectiveness of CSE in supporting youth development and achieving several of the SDGs.

The annex of Young People Today, Time to Act Now: Why Adolescents and Young People Need Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Eastern and Southern Africa offers profiles summarizing the work of ESA countries in implementing CSE.

Building Support for Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education and Responding to Resistance in Conservative Contexts: Cases from Pakistan highlights an intensive 5-day pre-service training on CSE topics and teaching methodologies, as well as ongoing support and refresher trainings.