St. Maarten Government launches adult sexuality study

POSTED: 02/15/12 1:55 PM

St. Maarten – The Department of Social Development within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has published tenders for a survey that will measure the Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Perceptions of people from 18 to 59 on sex, sexuality and family planning. Interested parties have until noon on February 27, 2012 to submit their bids in English to Rose Fleming at either Cannegieter Street 46 or via email: All documents should be in PDF format and signatures must be scanned and included. The department aims to award the project by March 1.

The specific objectives of the project, which is co-financed by the government of St. Maarten from the budget for 2011 and the European Union, include determining the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness, the practice of risky behaviors that circumvent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Some of the other objectives are gauging the target group’s attitude to practicing safe sex and family planning and what methods they use for family planning, studying sexual behavior preferences, measuring accessibility to and use of family planning and safe sex instruments and gauging the target group’s perceptions about sex, sexuality and family planning.

All bids should comply with the terms of reference which can be obtained from the department.

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