The impact of health education transmitted via social media or text messaging on adolescent and young adult risky sexual behavior: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Jones2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of health education transmitted via social media or text messaging on adolescent and young adult risky sexual behavior: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Krista Jones and Patricia Eathington and Kathleen Baldwin and Heather L Sipsma},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={
          413-9
        }
}
Despite the increased use of social media and text messaging among adolescents, it is unclear how effective education transmitted via these mechanisms is for reducing sexual risk behavior. Accordingly, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to examine the effectiveness of social media and text messaging interventions designed to increase sexually transmitted disease (STD) knowledge, increase screening/testing, decrease risky sexual behaviors, and reduce the incidence of STDs among… CONTINUE READING
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