59. Implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Curricula for a Public School District

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in K-12 public schools in the US has been shown to improve SRH outcomes including lowered rates of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. However, implementation of SRH education faces structural barriers including hostile political environments, de-prioritization in favor of literacy and math instruction, lack of coordination across agencies, lack of high-quality professional development for educators, and lack of evidence-based frameworks to guide implementation.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research