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Estonian success on health education and services

Sexual education at schools seems to light the correct path

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On 1996, updates were made to the Estonian school curriculum, to include sexual education topics. These topics comprise now 18% of all school contents. Results include a decrease in abortion, STIs, Aids rates and an educated young population conscious about risks related to sexuality.

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The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, October 2012; 17: 351–362


Moreover, these changes on sexual education in schools brought reforms on health services, including improvements in those for young people such as the creation of YCCs (Youth Counselling Centers), which provide guidance and support on topics related to family planning, sexuality, and other non-related topics.

Among other results, pregnancy and abortion rates in young population have decreased dramatically from 1996 to 2009.


The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, October 2012; 17: 351–362


Complete report:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13625187.2012.696751?scroll=top&needAccess=true

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