For more information on sexual pleasure and wellbeing, please see the Community of Practice on Sexual Pleasure’s resource page.
How to use the checklist:
The checklist is a first step in improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) policies and programmes by assessing to what extent sexual pleasure and wellbeing are integrated and addressed and highlighting if there are any major gaps. You can fill in the checklist individually or as a team.
For each statement and question, you can fill in whether your SRH policies/programmes are addressing the issue, not addressing the issue or not sufficiently addressing the issue. It also includes space for comments and actions to improve the situation.
It is important to fill in the comments section as this will aid future programme planning.
You need to be reflective and analyse the answers and discuss why certain aspects are, or are not, sufficiently addressed within your programme and think about how this could be rectified. You can decide to share the results with relevant stakeholders for approval and validation.
Priorities need to be selected and an action plan needs to be developed to address the most urgent issues.
You need to decide which gaps need to be a prioritised and how they can be addressed.
Make an action plan for making changes and decide how to monitor and evaluate progress.
Be aware that the statements of the checklist are representing ‘an ideal situation’. No programme will be able to respond 100% yes to all the statements included. Please see this as the end result we all want to strive towards.
For more detailed introduction and explanation, please download the pdf version of the checklist