Key ideas to develop health education on affectivity and sexuality. Educating for life
Reference of this article: Zamarra San Joaquín MP. Key ideas to develop health education on affectivity and sexuality. Educating for life. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8:505-21.
Published in Internet: 30-09-2006
This article shows key ideas to include in the contents of the programs of health education
on affectivity and sexuality, normally directed to teenagers, but that also have an excellent
reception among the adults. Nowadays an important reflection appears beyond the classic
idea of educating to avoid not wished pregnancies and diseases of sexual transmission: sex
is a positive and enriching force of human life that contributes to our process of personal
growth as complete beings (body + energy + emotions + mind + soul). It is the sexual health
from the holistic (total) point of view, health as the greatest development of the person.
Keywords● Affectivity ● Communication ● Health education ● Sexuality