A comprehensive review of reviews of school-based interventions to improve sexual-health

  title={A comprehensive review of reviews of school-based interventions to improve sexual-health},
  author={Sarah Denford and Charles Abraham and Rona Campbell and Heide Busse},
  journal={Health Psychology Review},
  pages={33 - 52}
ABSTRACT Objective: To systematically review systematic reviews of school-based sexual-health and relationship Education (SHRE) programmes and, thereby, identify interventions and intervention components that promote reductions in risky sexual behaviour among young people. Methods: Electronic bibliographies were searched systematically to identify systematic reviews of school-based interventions targeting sexual-health. Results were summarised using a narrative synthesis. Results: Thirty-seven… 

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