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Gaceta Sanitaria

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ZANATTA, Luiz Fabiano. Sex education through popular education for health in a Brazilian rural social movement. Gac Sanit [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.3, pp.246-249. ISSN 0213-9111.

Based on the ideas of Paulo Freire, the methodological framework of Popular Education for Health (PEH) provides a more adaptable method for sex education, including societal participation as well as the social, historical and cultural dimensions of the population. The purpose of this work is to relate one such PEH experience in sex education, which took the form of a community project with a group of students from 10 to 28 years of age attending Itinerant Schools and with groups from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the state of Parana, Brazil. This work provides knowledge of certain elements that may help in developing similar projects, not only for sex education but also education for other public health issues. PEH demonstrates a method of ensuring socially effective participation in the different dimensions of health-promotion strategies

Keywords : Sex education; Health education; Health promotion; Social participation; Rural health.

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