Literature Review – Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Systematic review of school‐based programs aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents.

Study Results: Educational programs alone are effective at reducing STIs or adolescent pregnancy. Incentive‐based interventions that focus on keeping young people, especially girls, in secondary school may reduce adolescent pregnancy

Reference: Mason-Jones AJ, Sinclair D, Mathews C, Kagee A, Hillman A, Lombard C (2016). School-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy in adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11. Art. No.: CD006417. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006417.pub3

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good