School-based comprehensive sexuality education for prevention of adolescent pregnancy: a scoping review

Case Studies & Research
10 p.
Periodical title
BMC Women's Health, 24

Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health problem. Numerous approaches for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) delivery in schools have been implemented around the world. Previous reviews on CSE did not follow the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) because CSE is very diverse in terms of population, interventions, settings and outcomes. We conducted this scoping review to identify and map the evidence of school-based CSE for prevention of adolescent pregnancy with emphasis on adolescents’ contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy and abortion.