Researchers say 15-country investigation shows adolescent interventions should begin with preteens to avoid health risks of “gender straitjackets” that include abuse and suicide Washington, DC (September 20, 2017)—Whether you are child...
The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is a multi-country study with the goal of understanding the factors in early adolescence that predispose young people to subsequent sexual health risks and conversely that promote healthy sexuality so as to provide the information needed to promote sexual and reproductive wellbeing.
The project is being implemented in two phases. Phase 1, which is ongoing, uses a mixed-method approach to develop and test instruments to assess gender norms and sexuality for use among early adolescents. These instruments will be used to explore the ways in which gender norms are related to different domains of sexuality and health in this age group. Phase 2, which is expected to take 5 years to complete, will use the validated instruments produced in Phase 1 to pursue the following objectives through a 3-year longitudinal study of 11-13 year olds in each site:
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For more information, check the official website.