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Sexuality education in Vietnam : benchmarks for sign language

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Abstract: About 250 million people world-wide have hearing-impairments and four million of them are Vietnamese. The hearing-impaired people in Vietnam are some of the most disadvantaged individuals in society and their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs have long been neglected. Currently, there is no official data on their SRH problems. The combination of social discrimination against these people and the precariousness of essential social and health services, however, means that hearing-impaired people are often more vulnerable to SRH problems such as unplanned pregnancies, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual abuse, than others. SRH education is therefore an important means to addressing these problems.
Authors: Nguyen Hai Thuong
Country: Viet Nam
Category: Practice
End Page: 9
Serial number: 1
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: disease prevention and control , disability , health services , aid programmes
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2009
Region: Southeast Asia
Right: © 2009 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 7
Title: Sexuality education in Vietnam : benchmarks for sign language