Changes in HIV/AIDS education, knowledge and attitudes among Scottish 15-16 year olds, 1990-1994: findings from the WHO Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC)

Case Studies & Research
14 p.
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Health Education Research

School health education programs are needed to curb the high prevalence of STIs and unintended pregnancies among adolescents in the UK. Accurate data on knowledge levels and sexual education needs are necessary to design effective programs. This paper discusses results of the WHO: Health Behaviours of School-aged Children Study on changes in knowledge, attitudes and perceived educational needs among Scottish school-going children between 1990 and 1994. Changes have occurred in different areas, including attitudes towards using condoms, perceived risk of HIV/AIDS, STIs and unintended pregnancies. The paper also highlights areas needing further research and recommendations for future interventions.

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