Paper and Bits
By Mileyda Menéndez Dávila
Translated and edited by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.
Conversando íntimamente con el adolescente varón (Conversing intimately with the adolescent male), and its continuation (Conversando íntimamente con la adolescente mujer), are two texts by Cuban pediatrician Laura Elena Alvaré, which marked a milestone in sex education for young people in the first decade of this century and are still valid as an enjoyable tool for dialogue in families.
A valuable proposal from the Scientific-Technical Publishing House, both dialogues stand out for their excellent combination of conversational tone with clear scientific information, diaphanous illustrations and, for more benefit, letters and petitions from the adolescent’s point of view, in an effort to build a balance with their overprotective families.
As they came out in 2003 and 2004 it is difficult to find them in bookstores, but they are in many libraries in the country, and if you contact their author through our section, she will surely provide you with a digital version for your enjoyment.
From the web we recommend you to download materials from the official site of Sexur, a Uruguayan institute with a magnificent work of popular education for adolescents and young people, which has visited Cuba to share its experience.