New Film Featuring Our Youth Partners in Guatemala
Released at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Body Politic: Peer-to-Peer Sex Ed is a 25-minute documentary featuring a remarkable youth group supported by Planned Parenthood Global in Guatemala.
Guatemala has one of the highest fertility rates in Latin America, and one of the lowest rates of contraceptive use. The film highlights members of the youth organization Tan Ux’il who broadcast a weekly call-in radio show called Sexo Tips. Produced and run entirely by youth, the broadcast combines entertainment and popular music with sexuality education. Young people call or text questions to the youth hosts about sex, puberty, relationships, and reproductive health. When not on the air, Tan Ux’il youth drive to high schools throughout the countryside and host sex ed fairs and staff the youth clinic at the local public hospital. Planned Parenthood Global has directly supported Tan Ux’il since the youth organization’s inception.