This paper aims to review the extent of communications approaches to health education and reproductive health education, in particular. Conventional strategies using street theater, flip charts, and slide shows will be examined, as well as more high-tech methods utilizing modern technologies such as mobile phones, television and radio. Another objective seeks to identify Bangladesh's high risk groups in relation to HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and assess what types of communications approaches are best-suited for them. Furthermore, this report will evaluate the broader societal issues effecting health communication including censorship, youth sex education and cultural sensitivity around the topic of sexuality. Finally, upon addressing these factors, the study will make conclusions about the current state and future potential of health behaviour change communications in Bangladesh.
Monograph Series: 8, BRAC University, Bangladesh. 30 pp.