Literature Review

Initiative Description: Review of school-based programs to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Factors which supported implementation and engagement and acceptability included good quality teacher training, involvement and motivation of key school stakeholders and relevance and appeal to young people.

Study Results: There were few statistically significant effects in terms of changes in sexual behavior outcomes, but statistically significant effects were more common for knowledge and self-efficacy

Reference: Shepherd, J., Harden, A., Barnett-Page, E., Kavanagh, J., Picot, J., Frampton, G. K., … & Clegg, A. (2014). Using process data to understand outcomes in sexual health promotion: an example from a review of school-based programmes to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Health education research, 29(4), 566-582.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good