Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: A school-based sexual risk reduction program. The intervention consisted of a 2-day school-based AIDS prevention program, conducted by a prevention worker from the Belgian Family Planning Association. Eleventh and 12th graders were taught in small classes of 10 to 15 students each. Topics included training in interpersonal problem-solving skills and safer sex negotiation; correction of risk perception; teaching of resistance to peer and environmental pressure; problem-solving in critical sexual situations; knowledge about contraception, AIDS and condom facts, and attitudes.

Study Results: Improved sexual health knowledge, perception of skills and frequency of communication.

Reference: Buysse, A., & Van Oost, P. (1997). Impact of a school-based prevention program on traditional and egalitarian adolescents’ safer sex intentions. Journal of Adolescence, 20(2), 177–188.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good