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Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Gender Equality Issues in Textbooks

Total of 27 textbooks / workbooks/ task books used in primary and secondary schools for following subjects: Science, Biology, Ethics, Psychology, and only those used in certain grades was analysed. The textbook analysis was conducted in March and April 2010.  Textbooks were chosen on basis whether they contained sexuality, reproductive health or gender equality issues, which was established after reviewing primary and secondary schools' curriculum.

Through analysis, we wanted to establish whether textbooks included stereotypes, prejudices, or gender- or sexual orientation – based discrimination, and to examine ways of representing and handling.