The CENTRO DE DESARROLLO JOCOTEPEC A.C. (CEDEJO) is proud to announce a new program in 2016, offering an Educational Program for Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Awareness with Gender Perspective in teenagers and young adults for 5 communities of the Ribera de Chapala.
This program attends the vulnerability of young people to HIV and unintended pregnancy, and the choices adolescents make that have critical implications for their sexual and reproductive health.
CEDEJO`s for Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Awareness with Gender Perspective Program (PPSAP) for teenagers and young adults focuses on adolescents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors as the evidence in our communities shows that teens are concerned about and want to protect themselves from both unplanned pregnancy and HIV, but misinformation about sex and its consequences is common and many adolescents do not get the education and access to services they need.
Today’s youth faces many risks, but unintended pregnancy is a mayor issue that concerns the families, and HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted diseases are spreading throughout the general population and young women are more greatly affected than young men.
These findings have broad application, not only to youth in Chapala or in México generally, but also to young people around the world. A major challenge for countries worldwide is to recognize that young people need support to successfully transition to adulthood and to forthrightly address the reality that, by the age of 18, most teens have begun to have sex. Unfortunately, many government programs have largely left adolescents on their own by focusing exclusively on abstinence for all unmarried individuals.
Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the CENTRO DE DESARROLLO JOCOTEPEC A.C. is to contribute to the well being of the communities of Chapala by offering sexual educational programs that would help the public understand the causes of these problems and prevent them as they have serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities.
CEDEJO has come to realize that the young adult population of the most needed communities of the Ribera have a high risk of developing drug and alcohol abuse, violence, sexually transmitted diseases, non planned pregnancies, and other issues due to the socio economic circumstances and the overall inequality of the area. The purpose of these program is not only to help prevent the critical problems that young people face in our communities, but to identify the youth with potential leadership qualities and train them to become the ones who multiply the information and knowledge for generations to come.
Description of Program
Sessions = Once a week. Total of sessions per group: 3 and 1 evaluation; PPSAP total of sessions: 15 and 5 evaluations.
Beneficiaries of the program = Approximately 100 young adults (5 groups for up to 20 Young Adults from 14 to 23 years old in each community).
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