Sex Education in Europe and Central Asia


This Publication Addresses the Following Countries:

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium (Flanders region)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Canton Sarajevo)
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • The Netherlands
  • The Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • The United Kingdom (England)



This resource offers a holistic summary of the sexual education resources and standards available in 25 countries in Europe and Central Asia. This report can be used as a starting point for general statistics, interventions, teacher training, and policies in place in these countries. I chose to include this report because it offers a comprehensive scientific look into the state of sexual education across a wide group of countries. The report also offers recommendations on how to move forward country by country which can be leveraged to understand commonalities that are missed across various interventions. Additionally, the report has great graphs that report on topics such as the various sources youth receive knowledge of sexuality as well as the various important persons that have provided sexuality education. Information like this could be used in deciding the demographics and/or vehicles for interventions.


  1. Hi Leila, I enjoyed this article and the graphs were helpful as well. I resonate with some insight near the end discussing how students in countries with well developed Sex Ed programs reported that they credit a lot of their knowledge on the topic to school. This is surprising to me because in an article I read it stated that teens actually knew a surprising amount about sex before even attending a Sex Ed course. I wonder what knowledge in particular the students are considering new from what they knew before.


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