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To Not Teach Comprehensive Sexuality Education in School is Unpardonable
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To Not Teach Comprehensive Sexuality Education in School is Unpardonable

It is a well-researched fact that Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) creates healthy and responsible sexual and reproductive health behaviours among young people. The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) fully endorses the position recently advanced  by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs – The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe – that there is need...

December 6, 2018December 6, 2018by
International Youth Day
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International Youth Day

FPATT Hosted an International Youth Day event “Ground Zero at the De Living Room.  FPATT amplified this year’s theme “Safe Spaces” hosting a series of activities at its safe space, De Living Room.   The activities included a panel discussion which included submissions from the Youth Representatives on FPATT’s Board as well as a guest speaker...

October 26, 2018November 27, 2018by
Bring on Sexuality Education
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Bring on Sexuality Education

THE FAMILY Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) calls on the Government to implement comprehensive sexuality education in all primary and secondary schools now. The association is astounded by the number of sexual offences being perpetrated against minors in this country. The horrifying front page headline in Thursday’s Newsday, “13 and pregnant,” is something...

October 9, 2018October 9, 2018by
Comprehensive Sexuality Education
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Through a small grant, FPATT is implementing a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) program in private, secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Two major deliverables are associated with this project, that is, to train teachers from private secondary schools to deliver a planned CSE curriculum during a set time on the school’s syllabus and, to sensitize...

September 10, 2018September 10, 2018by
International Condom Day
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International Condom Day

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) conceptualized International Condom Day in 2009. Since then, International Condom Day is informally observed globally in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. The observance seeks to promote condom use to reduce the transmission of HIV and AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies. On February 9 th 2018, AHF partnered with...

February 9, 2018November 26, 2018by
Cool Condoms for Safe Sex
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Cool Condoms for Safe Sex

As various governments and health institutions battle with the issues of HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies, several strategies have been introduced over the years to promote and encourage safe sex practices. One of those initiatives has been to make contraceptive products such as condoms more appealing, especially young people. The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and...

September 28, 2017November 2, 2017by
Don’t Deny Children Sex Education
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Don’t Deny Children Sex Education

The announcement, in Parliament on January 16, by Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, that in the past four years seven primary school girls had to leave school because of their pregnancies should come as no surprise. In any society, anywhere in the world, young people are curious about sex. When that curiosity is not satisfied...

November 8, 2015November 2, 2017by