We use a randomized experiment to test whether and what information changes teenagers' sexual behavior in Kenya.
The article examines the factors associated with HIV status among adolescents aged 15–19 years in 13 African countries. The data were derived from demographic and health surveys or AIDS indicator surveys conducted between 2004 and 2009.
Despite high levels of sexual activity and risk behaviors among Jamaican youth, few population-based studies have examined their prevalence or correlates.
The disappearance of traditional sex education during rites of passage in African societies has left many youth uncertain of where to look for information.
Best practices for adolescent sex education recommend science-based approaches. However, little is known about the capacity and needs of organizations who implement sex education programs on the local level.
The study explored the indigenous names for HIV/AIDS and its symptoms. Qualitative data was gathered through focus groups with students from 18 secondary schools across six educational districts.
The article developed an extended HIV prevention program for students, parents, and school teachers, and then evaluated its effectiveness.
Sexuality is part and parcel of students' experiences of schooling manifested in personal friendships, relations and social interaction. These encounters constitute sites within which sexual identities are developed, practiced and actively produced through processes of negotiation.
Most survey data on sexual activities are obtained via face-to-face interviews, which are prone to misreporting of socially unacceptable behaviors.
Since 1999, many South African education policy documents have mandated integration of HIV & AIDS education in learning areas/disciplines.