Policies & Programs, filtered by "Sexual Activity"
Policies and programs that can improve health
Use individual, group, and community-level interventions to provide education, support, and training that can affect social norms about HIV and other STIs
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.)
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
Provide information about contraception and protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in classroom or community settings
Provide tailored health information and computer-mediated decision making, behavior change, and emotional support via interactive programs
Provide condoms free of charge or at a reduced cost in community and school-based settings
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)
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
Coordinate efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among adolescents with work, vocational training, or sports
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
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
Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.
Use TV, radio, internet, and print media to disseminate information about safe sex behaviors
Reduce child and adolescent access to sexual content in television, movies, music, and videogames via rating systems, parental advisories, parental guidelines, etc.
Support initiatives that combine classroom instruction, individual counseling, and broad community efforts to reduce pregnancy and STIs among youth
Promote abstinence from sexual activity, generally only with mention of condoms and birth control to highlight failure rates
Provide reproductive health care services such as counseling, contraception, and testing in middle and high school-based health clinics
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
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.