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High risk sexual practices can lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancies. Chlamydia and genital herpes rates are increasing in Wisconsin teens and adults, particularly among African-Americans and American Indians. A number of other conditions and diseases are associated with risky sexual behavior (e.g., unsafe sex).

Reviewed sexual activity policies and programs are listed below. Click on column headings to sort by approach, policy or program, evidence rating, or decision maker. Click on Policy or Program name for more information.

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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Condom availability programs
Scientifically Supported
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Comprehensive risk reduction sexual education
Scientifically Supported
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Multi-component interventions: pregnancy and STIs
Some Evidence
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Mass media campaigns to prevent pregnancy & STIs
Some Evidence
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Social networking site interventions: risky sexual behavior
Expert Opinion
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Media restrictions on sexual content
Insufficient Evidence
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior Holistic approaches to reduce risky sexual behavior among adolescents
Insufficient Evidence
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1 4 1 Sexual Activity Reduce risky sexual behavior School or community-based abstinence-only education
Mixed Evidence
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1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs Computer-based interventions to prevent HIV and other STIs
Scientifically Supported
    x x     x x x
1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs Behavioral interventions to prevent HIV and other STIs
Scientifically Supported
    x     x x x x
1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs HIV/STI partner notification by providers
Scientifically Supported
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1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs Expedited partner therapy for treatable STIs
Scientifically Supported
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1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs Clinic-based interventions for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
Some Evidence
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1 4 2 Sexual Activity Reduce HIV/STIs Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine education
Insufficient Evidence
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1 4 3 Sexual Activity Reduce unintended pregnancy Comprehensive clinic-based programs for pregnant & parenting teens
Scientifically Supported
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1 4 3 Sexual Activity Reduce unintended pregnancy Intensive case management for pregnant & parenting teens
Some Evidence
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1 4 3 Sexual Activity Reduce unintended pregnancy Teen pregnancy prevention programs
Some Evidence
    x   x x x x x
1 4 3 Sexual Activity Reduce unintended pregnancy School-based health clinics with reproductive health services
Some Evidence
    x       x   x
1 4 3 Sexual Activity Reduce unintended pregnancy Long-acting reversible contraception access
Some Evidence
        x x x x x