Characteristics of Effective Sex Education

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Characteristics of Effective Sex Education Experts have identified critical characteristics of highly effective sex education and HIV/STI prevention education programs. Such programs: 1. Offer age- and culturally appropriate sexual health information in a safe environment for participants; 2. Are developed in cooperation with members of the target community, especially young people; 3. Assist youth to clarify their individual, family, and community values; 4. Assist youth to develop skills in communication, refusal, and negotiation; 5. Provide medically accurate information about both abstinence and also contraception, including condoms; 6. Have clear goals for preventing HIV, other STIs, and/or teen pregnancy; 7. Focus on specific health behaviors related to the goals, with clear messages about these behaviors; 8. Address psychosocial risk and protective factors with activities to change each targeted risk and to promote each protective factor; 9. Respect community values and respond to community needs;
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2010 for the course ANT ANT taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '10 term at Tampa.

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