|Health Factors:||Sexual Activity|
|Decision Makers:||Educators Public Health Professionals & Advocates|
|Population Reach:||10-19% of WI's population|
|Impact on Disparities:|
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Interventions aimed at reducing risky sexual behavior among adolescents can be coordinated with work, vocational training, or sports, providing a more holistic approach to health and wellness. Such interventions often include components focused directly on pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention in addition to activities related to work, vocational training, or sports.
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether youth development behavioral interventions coordinated with work, vocational training, or sports reduce sexual risk behaviors among adolescents (CG-HIV/AIDS and pregnancy). Available evidence suggests that sports-based HIV prevention interventions may positively affect HIV-related knowledge, self-efficacy, and condom use in the short-term (Kaufman 2012), and an intervention within vocational training in the Netherlands yielded increases in STI testing among older adolescents (Wolfers 2011). However, additional evidence is needed to confirm effects.
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