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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Sexual Activity"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Behavioral interventions to prevent HIV and other STIs

Scientifically Supported

Use individual, group, and community-level interventions to provide education, support, and training that can affect social norms about HIV and other STIs

Sexual Activity

Clinic-based interventions for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

Some Evidence

Combine information about HPV and the benefits of vaccination with efforts to support vaccine series completion (e.g., patient and parent education or reminders, physician education, etc.)

Sexual Activity

Comprehensive clinic-based programs for pregnant & parenting teens

Scientifically Supported

Address the needs of teenage mothers via clinic-based programs that provide health care and family planning services as well as case management, counseling, and other supports

Sexual Activity

Comprehensive risk reduction sexual education

Scientifically Supported

Provide information about contraception and protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in classroom or community settings

Sexual Activity

Computer-based interventions to prevent HIV and other STIs

Scientifically Supported

Provide tailored health information and computer-mediated decision making, behavior change, and emotional support via interactive programs

Sexual Activity

Condom availability programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide condoms free of charge or at a reduced cost in community and school-based settings

Sexual Activity

Expedited partner therapy for treatable STIs

Scientifically Supported

Provide prescriptions or medications to patients diagnosed with treatable STIs to give to their partners without provider visits; also called patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT)

Sexual Activity

HIV/STI partner notification by providers

Scientifically Supported

Elicit information about sex or needle-sharing partners from STI-positive patients, then notify partners of risk, testing, and services; also called contact tracing, or partner counseling and referral services

Sexual Activity

Holistic approaches to reduce risky sexual behavior among adolescents

Insufficient Evidence

Coordinate efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among adolescents with work, vocational training, or sports

Sexual Activity

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine education

Insufficient Evidence

Inform young women and men about HPV and its consequences as well as the benefits of vaccination via telephone, writing, video, or in-person efforts

Sexual Activity

Intensive case management for pregnant & parenting teens

Some Evidence

Provide pregnant or parenting teens with services based upon their needs (e.g., counseling, connections to health care or social services, academic support, etc.) in school or community settings

Sexual Activity

Long-acting reversible contraception access

Some Evidence

Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.

Access to Care  ·  Sexual Activity

Mass media campaigns to prevent pregnancy & STIs

Some Evidence

Use TV, radio, internet, and print media to disseminate information about safe sex behaviors

Sexual Activity

Media restrictions on sexual content

Insufficient Evidence

Reduce child and adolescent access to sexual content in television, movies, music, and videogames via rating systems, parental advisories, parental guidelines, etc.

Sexual Activity

Multi-component interventions: pregnancy and STIs

Some Evidence

Support initiatives that combine classroom instruction, individual counseling, and broad community efforts to reduce pregnancy and STIs among youth

Sexual Activity

School or community-based abstinence-only education

Mixed Evidence

Promote abstinence from sexual activity, generally only with mention of condoms and birth control to highlight failure rates

Sexual Activity

School-based health clinics with reproductive health services

Some Evidence

Provide reproductive health care services such as counseling, contraception, and testing in middle and high school-based health clinics

Sexual Activity

Social networking site interventions: risky sexual behavior

Expert Opinion

Use social networks such as Facebook and MySpace to deliver health education, often as part of a broader online campaign of websites and social networks

Sexual Activity

Teen pregnancy prevention programs

Some Evidence

Support school-, community-, and clinic-based teen pregnancy prevention programs such as comprehensive sex education, HIV/STI prevention and youth development efforts, service learning, etc.

Sexual Activity