TITLE

Short-term impact of Safer Choices: A multicomponent, school-based HIV, other STD, and pregnancy prevention program

AUTHOR(S)
McKay, Alexander
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Summer99, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a research summary on a school-based HIV, other sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy prevention program. Research suggests that the school and the family environments are among the most important influences on adolescent risk behavior. Although a growing body of research indicates that well- developed school-based programs can have a positive impact on adolescent sexual health behavior, little research has focused on evaluation of programs geared towards school-wide change and on the influence that the total school environment has on student behavior. "Safer Choices," a school-based curriculum designed to reduce the number of students who begin or have sexual intercourse during their high school years and to increase condom use among students who do have sex, is evaluated. Safer Choices consists of such components as establishing a school health promotion council of teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community representatives; curriculum and staff development; etc.
ACCESSION #
2607721

 

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