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CLIP 12454

Sex education in an African school

Sex education in an African school
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Key Info
  • Sex education in an African school
  • Duration: 03:10
  • School pupils in an African school are given harsh lessons in 'just saying no', with the realities of pregnancy explicitly discussed, including implications for education and future financial stability. In contrast to the UK's system of sex education, here girls are given external examinations and pregnancy tests in school, as 31% of teenage girls in Uganda will fall pregnant. We follow one girl awaiting the results of her pregnancy test. First broadcast in May 2010 on BBC Four as part of the series, African School.
  • Credits: Open University/British Council
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Environment and Sustainability

  • Keywords: schools, education, rights, pupils, teachers, sex education, Aids/HIV, teenage pregnancy, abstinence, Africa, connectingclassrooms
Ideas for use in class
  • To discuss the parallels with the UK system of SRE, and the cultural differences in teenage pregnancy. Find out more about BBC World Class: bbc.co.uk/worldclass/.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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