The impact of schools and school programs upon adolescent sexual behavior

  title={The impact of schools and school programs upon adolescent sexual behavior},
  author={Douglas B Kirby},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={27 - 33}
  • D. Kirby
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Psychology, Education
  • The Journal of Sex Research
Because most youth are enrolled in school for many years before they initiate sex and when they initiate sex, schools have the potential for reducing adolescent sexual risk‐taking. This paper reviews studies which examine the impact upon sexual risk‐taking of school involvement, school characteristics, specific programs in school that do not address sexual behavior, and specific programs that do address sexual risk‐taking. Multiple studies support several conclusions. First, involvement in and… 

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