Project Fedra

FA training

Available FA programs include learning about the physiology of fertility, possible fertility problems, contraception methods, the ethics of sexuality, etc. FA entails highly relevant knowledge on sexual health and behaviour, both for (young) families, but also for teenagers, who are shaping their sexual identity. In particular, FA is relevant for immigrants, who often have fertility and family values other than their cultural environment, and other vulnerable groups.

Also, FA is a prerequisite for women to mange their career and professional life: supporting FA training means supporting gender equity. Finally, FA training is an opportunity to approach young women (prospective mothers) and women/mothers with a continuing education offer.

Quality in FA adult education requires the preparation of well-trained trainers, supported with adequate and high quality training materials. Sexual education programs in European schools often provide information about contraception and sexually transmitted infections, but seldom focus on fertility awareness. Also, FA education is more relevant to adult learners, who are directly faced with decisions about their family life. FA includes different techniques and traditions, and teaching FA means adapting such a varied and complex content to different adult learners – different for culture, values, learning habits and style, etc.